I. transitive verb Date: 1904 to strike with a glancing blow along the side <
sideswiped a parked car
II. noun Date: 1917 1. a. the action of sideswiping b. an instance of sideswiping ; a glancing blow 2. an incidental deprecatory remark, allusion, or reference

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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