Meaning of “sideswipe” in the English Dictionary

"sideswipe" in British English

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sideswipenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/ us /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/

sideswipeverb [ T ]

uk /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/ us /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/

to hit on the side:

The motorcycle turned the corner too quickly, and sideswiped a car coming towards it.

(Definition of “sideswipe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sideswipe" in American English

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sideswipeverb [ T ]

us /ˈsɑɪdˌswɑɪp/

to hit a vehicle on the side while passing in another vehicle:

My car was sideswiped in the parking lot.

(Definition of “sideswipe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)