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swipe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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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 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.
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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.
swipeswipe2 noun [countable]  1 a 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.2 HITwhen you hit or try to hit someone or something by swinging your arm very quickly She took a swipe at the ball.
Examples from the Corpus
swipeDole took a swipe at Clinton during his nationally-televised acceptance speech in San Diego.A swipe of a card made it mine for two weeks.A swipe of the clutch reveals it feels the same as last year's bike.A single downward swipe 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 monstrous invention.took a swipe atDole took a swipe at Clinton's foreign policy.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/ verb swipe 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
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Verb table
swipe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyswipe
he, she, itswipes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswiped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swiped
he, she, ithas swiped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swiped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill swipe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swiped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam swiping
he, she, itis swiping
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you, we, theyare swiping
Past
I, he, she, itwas swiping
you, we, theywere swiping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been swiping
he, she, ithas been swiping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been swiping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be swiping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been swiping
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