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An example use of swoop in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… and in one fell swoop the axis managed …”
Swoop means to move quickly and suddenly, especially in a downward motion.
the word swoop occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that swoop can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;