Definition of “sideswipe” - English Dictionary

“sideswipe” in British English

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sideswipenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/ us /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/

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 leaders of the expedition.

sideswipeverb [ T ]

uk /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/ us /ˈsaɪd.swaɪp/

(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)