- [aircraft] descender* or bajar en picada or (Esp) 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 marMore example sentences
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- 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.
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.
- (of bird, aircraft) descenso (m) en picada or (Esp) en picado; (by police) redada (f) in o at one fell swoop de una sola vez, de un tirón [familiar/colloquial]More example sentences
- But he ruled out a swoop for even more shares in the company, saying ‘We have no plans to further increase the level of this investment.’
- He has contacts within the flashy high-speed world of Formula One and some of the men involved in his financial swoop for City are believed to be from the Grand Prix circuit.
- There is still scope to sign players on frees, though, and Hughes is open to the idea of making a swoop for someone like Cole, providing it's financially viable.