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British English: /swuːp/
American English: /swup/

Translation of swoop in German:


  • 2 [informal] (raid)
    Razzia Fem.
    make a swoop on a house/an area
    eine Razzia in einem Haus/einem Bezirk machen

intransitive verb

  • (plunge suddenly)
    (pounce) swoop on somebody
    sich auf jemanden stürzen
    (to attack) gegen jemanden einen Schlag führen
    the police swooped on several addresses
    die Polizei führte in mehreren Wohnungen Razzien durch
    we'll swoop tomorrow
    wir schlagen morgen zu

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