Translation of swoop in Spanish:
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [aircraft] descender* or bajar en picada or (Spain/España) en picado; [bird of prey] abatirse; [police] llevar a cabo una redada the eagle was waiting to swoop el águila acechaba para abatirse sobre su presa the police swooped on the illegal laboratory la policía llevó a cabo una redada en el laboratorio ilegal the hills swoop down dramatically to the sea las colinas caen abruptamente al marExample sentences
- The small bird swooped down and landed by the girls hand.
- A fresh winter wind whips past and the occasional bird swoops through a brilliant blue sky.
- The sight is dramatic as the bird swoops on its prey and lifts it clear of the water in its claws.
- This morning's events followed three arrests after police swooped on homes across the district in a series of raids yesterday.
- A 22-year-old man has been arrested after police swooped on the four-bedroom home in Woodward Heights, Grays.
- Five people were arrested today when police swooped on a house on a York estate as part of a clampdown on crime in the area.
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