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sideswipe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsideswipeside‧swipe1 /ˈsaɪdswaɪp/ noun [countable usually singular]  CRITICIZEif you take a sideswipe at someone or something, you criticize them while you are talking about something different Sir Kenneth concluded with a sideswipe at his critics.
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sideswipeWhat Hunt took as high seriousness, I took as a typical Lauda sideswipe, the fox laughing at the huntsman.
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sideswipesideswipe2 verb [transitive] American English  TTCACCIDENTto hit the side of a car with another car so that the two sides touch quickly She was going too fast and sideswiped a parked car.
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Examples from the Corpus
sideswipeThe bus sideswiped several parked cars.
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Verb table
sideswipe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysideswipe
he, she, itsideswipes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysideswiped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sideswiped
he, she, ithas sideswiped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sideswiped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sideswipe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sideswiped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sideswiping
he, she, itis sideswiping
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you, we, theyare sideswiping
Past
I, he, she, itwas sideswiping
you, we, theywere sideswiping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sideswiping
he, she, ithas been sideswiping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sideswiping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sideswiping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sideswiping
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