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Synonyms of swoop in English:


  • 1 the pigeons swooped down after the grain
    dive, descend, sweep, pounce, drop, plummet, plunge, pitch, nosedive;
    rush, dart, speed, zoom
  • 2 armed police swooped on a flat in east London
    raid, search;
    pounce, make a raid;
    attack, assault, assail, charge
    North American informal bust
  • noun

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  • police arrested them in an early morning swoop
    raid, surprise search;
    attack, assault
    North American informal bust, takedown
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