Translation of swoop in Spanish:


descender en picada, v.

Pronunciation /swup//swuːp/

intransitive verb

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    descender en picada
    descender en picado Spain
    bajar en picada
    bajar en picado Spain
    (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 mar
    • Now that most of the old undergrowth has been removed the birds are swooping to get all the insects and worms I've disturbed as well as enjoying the occasional dust bath.
    • There were a lot of crickets and birds swooping around from tree to tree, beginning to spook me out.
    • Instead the council proposed to put wires on ledges to prevent the birds swooping in to roost.
    • This morning's events followed three arrests after police swooped on homes across the district in a series of raids yesterday.
    • Police - using a drug-detecting sniffer dog - swooped on suspect passengers boarding and alighting from trains.
    • I gasped in horror as a immense bird swooped over us.
    • The bird swooped down and settled itself upon the pinnacle of the flagpole, its grey-and-white feathers tinged silver in the dusky light.
    • The 19-year-old was arrested early today when police swooped on a house in the town.
    • Last Thursday, Gardaí swooped on the home of six men and arrested them for public order offences.
    • Armed police officers swooped on a house in York this afternoon after worried residents reported seeing a man with a gun.
    • When birds swoop around en masse, how do they decide who does the steering?
    • Earlier six men were arrested - five after armed police swooped on an address in north London at dawn and the sixth in Liverpool as part of the same operation.
    • 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.
    • The other day, I was driving around in the countryside and I saw these beautiful birds of prey swooping about.
    • Tobias jumped backwards only when the bird swooped in his direction.
    • A police patrol car swooped on the van near to junction 17 of the M4 and discovered a huge stash of equipment inside the vehicle.
    • A Police team swooped on a coach carrying 35 workers following a tip-off that suspected illegal immigrants were working for a company in York.
    • Some birds swooped down swiftly to their selected spot while others hopped up and down as if they were arguing with one another about where they were going to sit.
    • Twenty-one workers from eight different countries were arrested after immigration officers swooped on a pizza factory.
    • We passed our damning evidence to the police, who swooped on the companies' premises and arrested the masterminds behind the bogus operation.
    • Officers investigating the attack swooped on a house in Farnworth on Wednesday afternoon.
    • Homes in Englefield Green, Sunbury, Shepperton and Addlestone were raided at the weekend as police officers swooped on suspected paedophiles in the area.
    • The birds would swoop into the cold water then reach their heads back up to the fishermen.
    • Green palms and tree canopies and a cobalt blue sea spread out before us, making us feel more like birds swooping in on a coastal breeze than landlocked tourists.
    • A 22-year-old man has been arrested after police swooped on the four-bedroom home in Woodward Heights, Grays.
    • Armed police officers swooped on the village and Jones was arrested.
    • With that said, the silver and jet black bird swoops down off the branch and heads off to his home.
    • The small bird swooped down and landed by the girls hand.
    • A pleasure boat glides silently over the surface of Loch Tay, as birds swoop to skim the water.
    • The birds will swoop in front of cars to feed on the insects attracted by the headlights.
    • A few black birds swooped into the air, almost in unison, then dived down again as if doing some sort of dance.
    • Just before dawn, 200 police officers swooped on six homes and seized documents.
    • 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.
    • Four men were arrested under the anti-terrorism Act after police swooped on a residential street in Southampton early today.
    • Birds swoop below as I peer through the vertical grid.
    • In late summer and early fall, flocks of tiny finches and other seed-eating birds swoop in to graze among the spent blooms.
    • A landlady was arrested when police swooped on a pub on the outskirts of Bolton town centre.
    • Acting on tip-off from members of the public, officers with sniffer dogs accompanied by members from the local police station swooped on some houses in the area.
    • Ten people were arrested after police swooped on a dozen addresses in south Manchester.


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    (of bird, aircraft)
    descenso en picada masculine
    descenso en picado masculine Spain
    (by police) redada feminine
    in / at one fell swoop de un tirón informal