|Origin:||Probably from sweep|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
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.
He jumped forward, intending to swipe at her.
2 [transitive] informal
to steal something [= pinch British English]
The photos were probably swiped by an employee.
to pull a plastic card through a machine that can read the electronic information on it:
Swipe your card to open the door.