Swooping
Swoop Swoop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swooping}.] [OE. swopen, usually, to sweep, As. sw[=a]pan to sweep, to rush; akin to G. schweifen to rove, to ramble, to curve, OHG. sweifan to whirl, Icel. sveipa to sweep; also to AS. sw[=i]fan to move quickly. Cf. {Sweep}, {Swift}, a. & n., {Swipe}, {Swivel}.] 1. To fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken. [1913 Webster]

2. To seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep. [1913 Webster]

And now at last you came to swoop it all. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The grazing ox which swoops it [the medicinal herb] in with the common grass. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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