ldoce_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[transitive]TD to pull a plasticcard through a machine that can read the electronic information on it 🔊 Swipe your card to open the door.→ See Verb table
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swipe• But 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, somebodyswiped 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 handywipes that made them smell all lemony.• I had no intention of swiping the lot.• A gutsy but vulnerableunderdog who swiped the prince and was still one of us at the end of it.• It swipes the underside of the net.swipe at• A linemanswiped at Bartkowski's arm as he threw the ball.swipeswipe2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1a criticism of someone or something syn digswipe at 🔊 His comments were a sarcastic swipe at the police. 🔊 In her latest article, she takes a swipe at (=criticizes) her critics.2HITwhen you hit or try to hit someone or something by swinging your arm very quickly 🔊 She took a swipe at the ball.
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swipe• Dole took a swipe at Clinton during his nationally-televised acceptancespeech in San Diego.• A swipe of a card made it mine for two weeks.• A swipe of the clutchreveals it feels the same as last year's bike.• A singledownwardswipe of the eyes.• A Euclidian radius on the drawing became a few swipes with the file.• The bails needed to be off in a flash but poor Stewart missed with his first swipe.• A great swipe in the middle of that.• Addison also takes the opportunity for a side swipe at tragicomedy as a monstrousinvention.took a swipe at• Dole took a swipe at Clinton's foreignpolicy.• Dole took a swipe at Clinton during his nationally-televised acceptance speech in San Diego.• Like all ages, the late Middle Ages had its critics who took swipes at the activities of soldiers.From Longman Business Dictionaryswipeswipe /swaɪp/ verbswipe a card to pass a special plastic card such as a CREDIT CARD through a machine that can read the information it containsThe system allows stores to check a customer’s credit account by swiping the card through an electronic device.→ See Verb table