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  • n  (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • n  a very rapid raid
  • n  a swift descent through the air
  • v  move down on as if in an attack
    The raptor swooped down on its prey
    The teacher swooped down upon the new students
  • v  move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
  • v  seize or catch with a swooping motion

  • The poor limerent is so hooked that nothing matters except the beloved, and feelings swoop between ecstasy and pain.
  • The jets from Washington National Airport that normally swoop around the presidential monuments like famished gulls are, for the moment, emblemized by the one that fell; so there .
  • By delivering not just better shots but more of them, the CVS Digital would in one fell swoop make film disposables obsolete.
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  • Kari Stefansson in Shanghai Daily
    This study essentially doubles in one fell swoop the number of known and replicated genetic factors contributing to obesity as a public health problem,added Dr Kari Stefansson, chief executive officer of deCODE Genetics of Iceland and one of...
  • Jerry Kramer in USA Today
    I'm very encouraged with the meeting. We made some significant progress. I think we have a way's to go,Kramer said. "I don't think we could solve all the problems in one fell swoop and one afternoon meeting, but we have started on the...

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