English - Vietnamese Dictionary
swoop /swu:p/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự nhào xuống, sự sà xuống
- ngoại động từ
- đột kích, tấn công
- to swoop upon a post: đột kích một đồn
- (thông tục) cướp đi, cuỗm di
+(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
+a very rapid raid
+a swift descent through the air
+move down on as if in an attack
+move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
+seize or catch with a swooping motion
Advanced English Dictionary
1 descend, dive, sweep down, pounce, stoop:
The eagle swooped down across the stream, catching a salmon in its talons.
2 descent, dive, sweep, pounce, stoop, stroke, blow, rush:
The police raid caught several drug dealers in one fell swoop.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb [V]
1 [usually +adv./prep.] (of a bird or plane) to fly quickly and suddenly downwards, especially in order to attack sb/sth: The aircraft swooped down over the buildings. + A hawk swooped low over the field.
2 ~ (on sb/sth) (especially of police or soldiers) to visit or attack sb/sth suddenly and without warning: Officers swooped on the vehicles as they left the ferry.
1 an act of moving suddenly and quickly through the air in a downward direction, as a bird does
2 ~ (on sth/sb) an act of arriving somewhere or attacking sth/sb in a way that is sudden and unexpected: Large quantities of drugs were found during a police swoop on the star's New York home.
Idioms see FELL adj.
An eagle swooped low over the trees.
| suddenly | down, in
on, over, towards
(figurative) Customs officers swooped on several houses last night looking for drugs.
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