Definition of 'swoop'
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Three pupils were arrested for criminal damage after police swooped on homes. The Sun (2008)Two others arrested in the swoop lost deportation appeals. The Sun (2010)The plan was to swoop down low and scoop up the agent on a hook. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the risk of another club swooping in and offering a better deal is always present. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Police swooped as they tried to leave. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We swooped like some bird of prey over the advancing army. Anti-Ice (1993)His assessment led the police to swoop. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was arrested when police swooped on the premises. The Sun (2008) Police swooped after internal auditors at the company raised concerns. The Sun (2010)They heard his screams as the bird swooped. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Cops swooped to arrest him and he was taken to hospital for treatment. The Sun (2014) Police swooped after a neighbour alerted them to two men acting suspiciously in a car nearby. The Sun (2011)Soon an amazing variety of birds will swoop down for a piece of your cake. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This showed the passengers laughing and shouting as the helicopter performed steep climbs and dives and swooped low over trees. Times, Sunday Times (2009)After her arrest she agreed to act as bait in a sting operation that resulted in police swooping on four other suspects. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We've lost three family members in one swoop. The Sun (2012)The swoops included one on a flat which had been used as an address by 400 claimants. The Sun (2015)The film conveys the emotion of that day: a family torn apart in one swoop. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such soaring highs and swooping lows are typical Bercow. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When police swooped, he told a contact to hide evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)More than 200 armed officers swooped on homes in the western suburbs of the city around dawn yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All those years of reinventing himself as a cosy political pundit are, thus, ruined in one swoop. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'swoop'
British English: swoop VERB
If police or soldiers swoop on a place, they go there suddenly and quickly, usually in order to arrest someone or to attack the place.
The terror ended when armed police swooped on the car.
- American English: swoop
- Brazilian Portuguese: precipitar-se
- Chinese: 突袭
- European Spanish: hacer una redada
- French: faire une descente
- German: zuschlagen auf
- Italian: fare un blitz
- Japanese: 急襲する
- Korean: 급습하다
- European Portuguese: precipitar-se
- Spanish: hacer una redada
Definition of swoop from the Collins English Dictionary
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