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Definition of 'swipe'
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A sweeping stroke or blow
Strike with a swiping motion
Make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]
Definition of 'Swipe'
Swipe \Swipe\, n. [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]
1. A swape or sweep. See Sweep. [1913 Webster]
2. A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club. [1913 Webster]
Swipes [in cricket] over the blower's head, and over either of the long fields. --R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster]
3. pl. Poor, weak beer; small beer. [Slang, Eng.] [Written also swypes.] --Craig. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Swipe'
Swipe \Swipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swiped; p. pr. & vb. n. Swiping.]
1. To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball. [1913 Webster]
Loose balls may be swiped almost ad libitum. --R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster]
2. To pluck; to snatch; to steal. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'swipe'
Sweep \Sweep\, n.
1. The act of sweeping. [1913 Webster]
2. The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep. [1913 Webster]
3. The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye. [1913 Webster]
4. The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep. [1913 Webster]
5. Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease. [1913 Webster]
6. Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the sweep of a compass. [1913 Webster]
7. Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line. [1913 Webster]
The road which makes a small sweep. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
8. One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper. [1913 Webster]
9. (Founding) A movable templet for making molds, in loam molding. [1913 Webster]
10. (Naut.) (a) The mold of a ship when she begins to curve in at the rungheads; any part of a ship shaped in a segment of a circle. (b) A large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel them and partly to steer them. [1913 Webster]
11. (Refining) The almond furnace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
12. A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water. [Variously written swape, sweep, swepe, and swipe.] [1913 Webster]
13. (Card Playing) In the game of casino, a pairing or combining of all the cards on the board, and so removing them all; in whist, the winning of all the tricks (thirteen) in a hand; a slam. [1913 Webster]
14. pl. The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc. [1913 Webster]
Sweep net, a net for drawing over a large compass.
Sweep of the tiller (Naut.), a circular frame on which the tiller traverses. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'swipe'
abstract, adverse criticism, and, animadversion, annex, appropriate, aspersion, back answer, bad notices, bad press, bag, bang, barrack, bash, bat, beating, belt, biff, blow, bonk, boost, borrow, captiousness, carping, caustic remark, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, chaff, chop, clap, clip, clobber, clout, clump, coldcock, comeback, conk, cop, crack, crib, criticism, cut, cut at, cutting remark, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, defraud, dig, dig at, dint, drub, drubbing, drumming, dump, dump on, embezzle, exception, extort, faultfinding, fetch, fetch a blow, filch, flak, fleer, flout, foolery, fusillade, gibe, gibing retort, hairsplitting, heist, hit, hit a clip, hit at, home thrust, hook, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, jab, jab at, jape, jeer, jest, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, lash out at, leg-pull, let have it, lick, lift, make off with, mock, nab, nagging, nail, nick, niggle, niggling, nip, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, overcriticalness, palm, Parthian shot, parting shot, paste, pelt, pestering, pettifogging, pilfer, pinch, plunk, poach, poke, pooh, pooh-pooh, pound, priggishness, punch, purloin, put down, put-down, put-on, quibble, quibbling, quip, rail at, rally, rank out, rap, reflection, reproachfulness, revile, rude reproach, run away with, rustle, scoff, scout, scrounge, scurrility, shoplift, short answer, slam, slap, slap at, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, snaffle, snap, snare, snatch, sneer, sneer at, snitch, soak, sock, steal, stricture, strike, strike at, stroke, swat, swindle, swing, swing at, take, taking exception, tattoo, taunt, thieve, thump, thwack, trichoschistism, twit, verbal thrust, walk off with, wallop, whack, wham, whip, whop, wipe, yerk
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