What is another word for swoop?

Pronunciation: [swˈuːp] (IPA)

Swoop is a verb that means to move quickly downward or to seize something abruptly. Synonyms for the word swoop include pounce, dive, plunge, lunge, grab, snatch, scoop, swing, and strike. Pounce suggests a sudden and quick movement forward, usually to catch prey. Dive and plunge both imply a rapid, downward movement. Lunge is used when the action is made suddenly and forcefully, often with the intent to attack. Grab and snatch suggest a quick and sudden movement to seize something. Scoop denotes a quick, careful, and fluid gathering or collection of something. Swing implies a sudden, swift, and sweeping movement. Strike suggests a sudden and forceful movement, often with the intent to injure or harm.

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What are the opposite words for swoop?

Swoop is a verb that means to make a sudden, sweeping movement downwards or towards something. Its antonyms would be words that describe the opposite, such as rise, ascend, climb, float, or soar. These words imply a gradual or upward movement, rather than a sudden or downward motion, which is what swooping describes. Other antonyms for swoop could be words like hesitate, linger or delay, which imply a more cautious or slow approach, and the opposite of the sudden, immediate action that swoop suggests. The choice of antonym would depend on the context and intention of the writer or speaker.

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Usage examples for Swoop

Past her the falcon went, towering for the final swoop.
"Moonshine & Clover"
Laurence Housman
Because one or the other of them does not make a swoop down and persuade you to let him carry you off.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn
This headlong swoop across fields and prairies, dashing madly on in what seemed utter recklessness, was glorious fun; and when we came to cross the small bridges which span the streams, without rail or parapet at either side, and where the deviation of a few inches would have sent us headlong into the torrent beneath, I felt a degree of blended terror and delight such as one experiences in the mad excitement of a fox-hunt.
"That Boy Of Norcott's"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Swoop

  • Creating these messes that go from administration to administration and then you swoop in and clean them up - with that heroic Delta force - people not realizing that they were always there but doing different things than what we see them doing at the moment.
    Edwidge Danticat
  • And from a poise at this station the plane may swoop down, at great disadvantage if close to the back of the wave, at various slopes and directions till it cuts into the air that is being raised by the face of the following wave, which again enables it to resume its velocity.
    Lawrence Hargrave
  • He was mostly leaping tall buildings in the beginning. There were cases where he would leap off a tall building or swoop down, and at that point he would look like he was flying, I suppose. It was just natural to draw him like that.
    Joe Shuster
  • The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
    Sun Tzu
  • Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop.
    John Webster

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