- vi. 猛扑；突然袭击；突然下降；飞扑
- n. 猛扑；俯冲；突然袭击
- vt. 攫取；抓起
来自 sweep 拼写变体，引申比喻义猛冲，俯冲。
- swoop (v.)
- 1560s, "to move or walk in a stately manner," apparently from a dialectal survival of Old English swapan "to sweep, brandish, dash," from Proto-Germanic *swaip-, from PIE root *swei- (2) "to bend, turn" (see swivel (n.)). Meaning "pounce upon with a sweeping movement" first recorded 1630s (see swoop (n.)). Spelling with -oo- may have been influenced by Scottish and northern England dialectal soop "to sweep," from Old Norse sopa "to sweep." Related: Swooped; swooping.
- swoop (n.)
- 1540s, "a blow, stroke," from swoop (v.). Meaning "the sudden pouncing of a rapacious bird on its prey" is 1605, from Shakespeare:
Oh, Hell-Kite! All? What, All my pretty Chickens, and their Damme, At one fell swoope? ["Macbeth," IV.iii.219]
- 1. The hawk poised in mid-air ready to swoop.
- 2. The plane made a swoop over the city.
- 3. In one fell swoop the bank wiped away the tentative benefits of this policy.
- 4. Police held 10 suspected illegal immigrants after a swoop on a German lorry.
- 5. It seemed that the plane was going to swoop down and strafe the town, so we dived for cover.
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