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Noun: swipe  swIp
  1. A sweeping stroke or blow
Verb: swipe  swIp
  1. Strike with a swiping motion
     
  2. [informal] Take by theft
    - hook [informal], snitch [informal], thieve, cop [informal], knock off [informal], glom [N. Amer, informal], pilfer, cabbage [informal], purloin, pinch [Brit, informal], abstract, snarf [N. Amer, informal], sneak [informal], filch [informal], nobble [Brit, informal], lift, whip [Brit, informal], snatch [informal], nick [Brit, informal], blag [Brit, informal]
     
  3. Pass (e.g. a card) through or over an electronic device to scan or register content (e.g. to get admission, make a payment, etc.)

Derived forms: swipes, swiped, swiping

See also: sideswipe

Type of: hit, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], shot, steal, stroke

Encyclopedia: Swipe