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Meaning of SWIPE

Pronunciation:  swIp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sweeping stroke or blow
  2. [v]  strike with a swiping motion
  3. [v]  make off with belongings of others

SWIPE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak
 See Also: hit, shot, sideswipe, steal, stroke



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Swipe\, n. [Cf. {Sweep}, {Swiple}.]
    1. A swape or sweep. See {Sweep}.
    2. A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat
       or club.
             Swipes [in cricket] over the blower's head, and over
             either of the long fields.            --R. A.
    3. pl. Poor, weak beer; small beer. [Slang, Eng.] [Written
       also {swypes}.] --Craig.
  2. \Swipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swiped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping
       motion, as a ball.
             Loose balls may be swiped almost ad libitum. --R. A.
    2. To pluck; to snatch; to steal. [Slang, U.S.]