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sideswipe

noun [C] uk   /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/ us  

sideswipe noun [C] (REMARK)

a remark attacking something or someone made while talking about something else: During her lecture on her discoveries, she made/took several sideswipes at the management.

sideswipe noun [C] (HIT)

a hit something on the side

sideswipe

verb [T] uk   /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/ us  
to hit on the side: The motorcycle turned the corner too quickly, and sideswiped a car coming towards it.
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