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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’
pounce, make a raid
attack, assault, assail, charge
North American informal bust
1‘police arrested them in an early morning swoop’
raid, surprise search
North American informal bust, takedown
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