swoop down

swoop down

v.
To make a rush or an attack with or as if with a sudden sweeping movement: An owl swooped down on the rabbit.
See also: down, swoop
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For a moment there would come a lull in the storm, but then it would swoop down again with such onslaughts that it seemed impossible to stand against it.
The moment I came down into the warm atmosphere of Caspak, the creature came for me again, rising above me so that it might swoop down upon me.
With so much of our political and cultural moment steeped in chaos and confusion, Americans everywhere are turning their lonely eyes in search of a savior who will swoop down and redeem us all from this mess.
It was a grand morning for observation but the sky overhead was covered with fleecy clouds which had formed into little pats and made an excellent cover for a plane flying above them to swoop down on the sausages.
Tagum said they started to swoop down on the drug dens in barangays of Kayaga and Purok Krislam in Poblacion in the early hours of Wednesday.
So beware of these avian psychos who swoop down out of the sky, as they're after your tasty chips and a bit of your steak and kidney pie
Other locals say the birds swoop down on fish and chips and leave the town covered in litter.
It's because they swoop down on holidaymakers and steal their chips and ice creams, deposit noxious poo on parked cars, bully smaller birds and generally kick up a terrible racket.
An osprey can see a swimming fish from 100 feet in the air, swoop down and grab it with its talons.
She said: "I saw this thing swoop down on to the patio.
To make the mathematics simple - Police swoop down in New Delhi - 5 June, 1 am; Protest in London - 19 June, 1 pm; Hypothesis - protesters marking 14 days and 12 hours of the swoop down; Theory - Time lag between New Delhi and London - 4.
They will swoop down and attack passers-by and it doesn't matter if they are children.
The black-backed seagulls will swoop down and take young ducklings for food as well.
3 (ANI): When England and Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand marries fiancie Rebecca Ellison in August, an owl will swoop down to deliver the rings.
Surely such a youngster would not be left unattended in the large open space that eagles need to swoop down.