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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_326_bswipeswipe1 /swaɪp/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]HIT to hit or to try to hit someone or something by swinging your arm or an object very quickly She swiped me across the face.swipe at He jumped forward, intending to swipe at her.2 [transitive] informalSTEAL to steal something syn pinch British English The photos were probably swiped by an employee.3 ldoce_326.png [transitive]TD to pull a plastic card through a machine that can read the electronic information on it Swipe your card to open the door.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
swipeBut there was no doubt about it - his leg had been swiped.Mike said, swiping a hand past his head.When my hands started to sweat, I swiped a layer of Secret across them too.While I was swimming in the river, somebody swiped all my clothes!Smiling, recognising, swiping, grabbing, balancing on his bottom, eating, imitating sounds, crawling, standing.Jody swiped me across the face.I wish I knew who'd swiped my earrings.Someone broke into my car and swiped my stereo.He ran into a fast-food joint and swiped some little handy wipes that made them smell all lemony.I had no intention of swiping the lot.A gutsy but vulnerable underdog who swiped the prince and was still one of us at the end of it.It swipes the underside of the net.swipe atA lineman swiped at Bartkowski's arm as he threw the ball.