Definition of Swoop up

1. Verb. Seize or catch with a swooping motion.

Exact synonyms: Swoop
Generic synonyms: Snap, Snatch, Snatch Up
Derivative terms: Swoop



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swoop Up

swonken
swoon
swooned
swooner
swooners
swoonier
swooniest
swoonily
swooning
swooningly
swoonings
swoons
swoony
swoop
swoop up (current term)
swooped
swooper
swoopers
swoopier
swoopiest
swooping
swoopingly
swoops
swoopstake
swoopy
swooses
swoosh
swooshed
swooshes

Literary usage of Swoop up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Apple Culturist: A Complete Treatise for the Practical Pomologist by Sereno Edwards Todd (1871)
"Hawks will spy them from a distance as they soar through the air, and will dart down and swoop up their prey with surprising agility. ..."

2. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"... cold waves began to swoop up and down my back, my throat began to fire up and I was soon shivering as though the equator had no existence. ..."

3. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"The northern approach along US-83 crosses over the North Fork of the Platte River, taking a leisurely little swoop up and over it, passing scenic bluffs, ..."

4. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"Then up with a graceful swoop, up and up and still up —the sun glinting along the planes. They shot away from the beach one after the other until the sky ..."

5. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"Then up with a graceful swoop, up and up and still up —the sun glinting along the planes. They shot away from the beach one after the other until the sky ..."

6. Our New West: Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the by Samuel Bowles (1869)
"The daily winds from the near Ocean swoop up the soil in one place and deposit it in another in great masses, like drifts of snow. ..."

7. The Apple Culturist: A Complete Treatise for the Practical Pomologist by Sereno Edwards Todd (1871)
"Hawks will spy them from a distance as they soar through the air, and will dart down and swoop up their prey with surprising agility. ..."

8. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"... cold waves began to swoop up and down my back, my throat began to fire up and I was soon shivering as though the equator had no existence. ..."

9. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"The northern approach along US-83 crosses over the North Fork of the Platte River, taking a leisurely little swoop up and over it, passing scenic bluffs, ..."

10. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"Then up with a graceful swoop, up and up and still up —the sun glinting along the planes. They shot away from the beach one after the other until the sky ..."

11. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"Then up with a graceful swoop, up and up and still up —the sun glinting along the planes. They shot away from the beach one after the other until the sky ..."

12. Our New West: Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the by Samuel Bowles (1869)
"The daily winds from the near Ocean swoop up the soil in one place and deposit it in another in great masses, like drifts of snow. ..."

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