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swipe

2 noun
     
swipe2 [countable]
1 a criticism of someone or something [= dig]
swipe at
His comments were a sarcastic swipe at the police.
In her latest article she takes a swipe at (=criticizes) her critics.
2 when 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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