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swipe



Pronunciation: (swīp), [key]
n., v., swiped, swip•ing.


n.
1. a strong, sweeping blow, as with a cricket bat or golf club.
2. Informal.a swing of the arm in order to strike somebody; punch.
3. a sideswipe.
4. Informal.a critical or cutting remark.
5. a leverlike device for raising or lowering a weight, esp. a bucket in a well; sweep.
6. Horse Racing.a person who rubs down horses in a stable; groom.

v.t.
1. to strike with a sweeping blow.
2. Informal.to steal: He'll swipe anything that isn't nailed down.

v.i.
to make a sweeping stroke.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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