Swipe

  • 1 Swipe — may refer to a number of things:* Swipe (breakdance move) * Swipe (comics) * Swipe, a dice game by Fundex Games * Swipe is a colloquial word for shoplifting or theft, eg. He swiped a chocolate bar from the newsagent. * Swipe files are templates… …

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  • 2 swipe — [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 contains: • The system allows stores to check a customer s credit account by swiping the card through an electronic… …

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  • 3 Swipe — Swipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swiped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swiping}.] 1. To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball. [1913 Webster] Loose balls may be swiped almost ad libitum. R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster] 2. To pluck;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Swipe — Swipe, n. [Cf. {Sweep}, {Swiple}.] 1. A swape or sweep. See {Sweep}. [1913 Webster] 2. A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club. [1913 Webster] Swipes [in cricket] over the blower s head, and over either of the long… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 swipe — [n/v1] hit bash, blow, clip, clout, clump, cuff, knock, lash out, lick, rap, slap, smack, sock, strike, swat, wallop, wipe; concept 189 swipe [v2] steal appropriate, cop, filch, heist, hook, lift, make off with, nab, nick, pilfer, pinch, purloin …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 swipe — informal ► VERB 1) hit or try to hit with a swinging blow. 2) steal. 3) pass (a swipe card) through an electronic reader. ► NOUN 1) a sweeping blow. 2) an attack or criticism. ORIGIN perhaps a variant …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 swipe — [swīp] n. [prob. var. of SWEEP] 1. a lever or handle 2. Informal a) a hard, sweeping blow b) a sweeping motion [give the table a swipe with a rag] 3. Informal a groom for horses, esp. at a racetrack …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 swipe — (n.) 1807, a driving stroke made with the arms in full swing, perhaps a dialectal variant of sweep, or in part from obsolete swip a stroke, blow (c.1200), from P.Gmc. *swip , related to O.E. swipu a stick, whip. Other possible sources or… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 swipe — vb *steal, pilfer, filch, purloin, lift, pinch, snitch, cop …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 swipe — [[t]swa͟ɪp[/t]] swipes, swiping, swiped 1) VERB If you swipe at a person or thing, you try to hit them with a stick or other object, making a swinging movement with your arm. [V at n] She swiped at Rusty as though he was a fly... [V n] He swiped… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 swipe — I UK [swaɪp] / US verb Word forms swipe : present tense I/you/we/they swipe he/she/it swipes present participle swiping past tense swiped past participle swiped 1) [transitive] informal to steal something Hey, someone s swiped my wallet! 2)… …

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  • 12 swipe — swipe1 [swaıp] v [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from sweep] 1.) [I and T] 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 swipe — swipe1 [ swaıp ] verb 1. ) transitive INFORMAL to steal something: Hey, someone swiped my wallet! 2. ) intransitive or transitive to swing your arm and hit or try to hit someone or something, using your hand or an object: She swiped him hard on… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 swipe — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ playful, satirical ▪ side, sideways VERB + SWIPE ▪ take ▪ She took a playful …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 swipe — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to hit or to try to hit someone or something by swinging you arm very quickly: Jim swiped Bob across the face. (+ at): The woman swiped at the child. 2 (T) informal to steal something: Who s swiped my pen? 3 (T) to pull a special… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 swipe — /swaɪp / (say swuyp) noun 1. Colloquial a sweeping stroke; a stroke with full swing of the arms, as in cricket or golf. 2. a lever like device for raising or lowering a weight, especially a bucket in a well; a sweep. 3. Colloquial → swipes. –verb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 swipe — 1. tv. to drink liquor rapidly and to excess; to bolt a drink of liquor. □ Ted swiped a quick one and ran out the door. □ Fred sat at the bar and swiped two gins and ate an egg. 2. n. moonshine; inferior liquor. D This swipe is gross. I’d rather… …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 18 swipe — I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of sweep Date: 1739 1. a strong sweeping blow < a swipe of a paw > 2. a sharp often critical remark < took a parting swipe at management > II. verb (swiped; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 swipe — n. (colloq.) critical remark to take a swipe at * * * [swaɪp] (colloq.) [ critical remark ] to take a swipe at …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 swipe — [swaɪp] verb [T] I 1) informal to steal something 2) to pass a plastic card through a piece of electronic equipment that reads the information on it 3) to swing your arm and hit someone or something II noun [C] swipe [swaɪp] 1) a movement in… …

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