swoop up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v swoop up seize or catch with a swooping motion
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Usage

In literature:

It'll clear up all my difficulties at one fell swoop.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
By great arching swoops, we swung up into the frowning, tumbled mountains.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Now, as we swooped up a wave I stood on my head, next moment I shivered and shuddered in mid-air.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
She can't explain herself much; she's all intuition; her processes are obscure; it's the spirit that swoops down and catches her up.
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
Five minutes later he makes a clean, beautiful swoop and comes up with his fish.
"Wood Folk at School" by William J. Long
The moment we are seen they will swoop down on us and attempt to cut us up.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
But she scorned his offer, and the eagle made a swoop downward to pick up the Sampo in its talons.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
The moment the door was opened they swooped down upon her, picked her up, and flew away with her.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He used, sometimes, to sit high up on a cliff and watch the osprey swoop down to the water.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
It was only a few moments before the thing sped up to me and swooped down as I waved my arms.
"The Chamber of Life" by Green Peyton Wertenbaker
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In poetry:

But still she drudged so quietly,
nor scolded me nor looked upon me,
and the hung clothes would glow and billow
high up above, with swoop and wallow.
"Mama" by Attila Jozsef
A million workers and peasants rise up,
Sweeping Jiangxi straight towards Hunan and Hubei.
To the Internationale's stirring strains
A wild whirlwind swoops from the sky.
"March from Tingzhou to Changsha" by Mao Zedong
Then a single cloud rose up in the west,
With a base of gray and a white, white crest;
It rose and it spread a mighty wing.
And swooped at the sun, though he did his best
And struggled and fought like a wounded thing.
"A Thunder Storm" by Susan Coolidge
Then an eagle hovered far up in the sky,
And the linnet trembled, but could not fly;
With a swoop to the earth the eagle fell,
And rose up anon with a savage yell.
The birds in the woodlands dared not move.
What a despot is Liberty left of Love!
"Love And Liberty" by Horace Smith

In news:

Once cataracts reach a certain point, the Pluzniks of the world swoop in and pull up the shade.
A sultry ex-spouse swooping in to stir up trouble would be awkward for any relationship, but if said ex is returning from beyond the grave, things can get even more complicated.
Swoop in at closing time to snap up the real deals.
Pragmatech Software is teaming up with Mimeo to bring sales proposals from pixels to paper in one fell swoop.
2Dine4 Catering's Swoop House pop-up restaurant offers tasty options.
Supper Friends is the pop-up restaurant created by 2Dine4 Catering in the cozy Swoop House (3012).
2Dine4 Catering 's Swoop House pop-up restaurant offers tasty options.
) -- or pick them up in a used-record store, you can get them all in one fell swoop.
On a recent day , the engine of the brightly painted pinasse, a wooden boat handcrafted with a swooping wicker canopy, slowly starts up.
That's a signal to look up with eyes wide open (but not your mouth) for one of nature's most phenomenal sights: a flock of starlings swishing and swooping together like one living, breathing entity.
A big body with long, raptor-like arms picks up a loose puck in the neutral zone and swoops down one side of the ice as opposing defensemen scramble to protect their net as prey defends its eggs.
I have set up a system that swoops in in the final seconds of the bidding, leaving the previous bidder, who thought they had the item, wondering what occurred.
Swooped up as a member of the Red Bull sky-dive team, Baumgartner now had a way to pursue his passion.
Supper Friends is the pop-up restaurant created by 2Dine4 Catering in the cozy Swoop House (3012).
A puppy fell almost 30 feet and survived after a hawk swooped down from its perch in Los Banos, California, picked up the pooch, then dropped it a few moments later into it's new home.
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