Synonyms for swoop

Synonyms for (noun) swoop

Synonyms: swoop

Definition: a swift descent through the air

Similar words: descent

Definition: the act of changing your location in a downward direction

Synonyms: swoop

Definition: a very rapid raid

Similar words: raid, foray, maraud

Definition: a sudden short attack

Synonyms: swoop, slide

Definition: (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

Usage: the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides

Similar words: glissando

Definition: a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

Synonyms for (verb) swoop

Synonyms: swoop, swoop up

Definition: seize or catch with a swooping motion

Similar words: snatch, snatch up, snap

Definition: to grasp hastily or eagerly

Usage: Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone

Synonyms: swoop, pounce

Definition: move down on as if in an attack

Usage: The raptor swooped down on its prey; The teacher swooped down upon the new students

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms: swoop

Definition: move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

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