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Meaning of swipe

swipe

Pronunciation: (swīp), [key]
— n., v., swiped, swip•ing.
—n.
  1. a strong, sweeping blow, as with a cricket bat or golf club.
  2. a swing of the arm in order to strike somebody; punch.
  3. a sideswipe.
  4. a critical or cutting remark.
  5. a leverlike device for raising or lowering a weight, esp. a bucket in a well; sweep.
  6. a person who rubs down horses in a stable; groom.
—v.t.
  1. to strike with a sweeping blow.
  2. to steal: He'll swipe anything that isn't nailed down.
—v.i.
  1. to make a sweeping stroke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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