- 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
- By delivering not just better shots but more of them, the CVS Digital would in one fell swoop make film disposables obsolete.
- 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 .
- 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...