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English definition of “swipe”

swipe

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (HIT)    /swaɪp/
to hit or try to hit something, especially with a sideways movement : She opened the window and swiped at the flies with a rolled-up newspaper to make them go out. She swiped him round the head .mainly US The car swiped the garage door as he pulled out. → See also sideswipe verbHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of swipe verb (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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