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Meaning & Definition of Swoop in English

English

Swoop

/swup/

noun

1. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

  • "The violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
    synonym:
  • swoop
  • ,
  • slide

2. A very rapid raid

    synonym:
  • swoop

3. A swift descent through the air

    synonym:
  • swoop

verb

1. Move down on as if in an attack

  • "The raptor swooped down on its prey"
  • "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
    synonym:
  • pounce
  • ,
  • swoop

2. Move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

    synonym:
  • swoop

3. Seize or catch with a swooping motion

    synonym:
  • swoop
  • ,
  • swoop up