European leaders have pinned their hopes on wealthy foreign investors, swooping in to buy eurozone sovereign.
It has the swooping, symmetrical grace of a bird's wingspan.
They craft melodies that mirror those experiences, swooping and soaring and begging you to sing along.
He did the same for my sister, swooping in to whisk her away from the Cadet Org in Florida.
The CEOs of GM, Ford, and Chrysler were pilloried for swooping into Washington on their corporate jets to ask for a handout.
Darl braced himself to withstand the swooping pounce that seemed imminent, the slash of the sharp beak.
With a great sweeping, swooping heave Mittie May made the last leap.
The rain is swooping down the mountain sides, and the wind howling fearfully.
He was gone, with the swooping suddenness of his appearance.
Five years later, swooping down from a Cilician raid, he entered Hamath.
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 *swaipanan, from PIE root *swei- "to swing, bend, to turn." Meaning "pounce upon with a sweeping movement" first recorded 1630s. 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.
1540s, from swoop (v.). Phrase one fell swoop is from Shakespeare.
Oh, Hell-Kite! All? What, All my pretty Chickens, and their Damme, At one fell swoope? ["Macbeth," IV.iii.219]