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To hit, or try to hit, especially with a swinging blow
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“The monkey is generally cranky, and on several occasions, has tried to swipe at or bite the tourists.”
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To make forceful contact with something
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“One rasping swipe against the rough texture on the side of the box brought a blaze of light that made her blink.”
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To take something illegally or without permission
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“Frankly, with a vast online knowledge base at your fingertips, it would be a miracle if people didn't swipe a phrase here or pilfer a juicy paragraph there.”
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To hover an RFID device such as a smartcard over a receiver, often with a graphical user interface, in order to make a payment or gain access to the vehicle
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To smile in a scornful or deprecating manner
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To move (one's hand or arm, or something held in one's hand) to and fro
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A sweeping strike or blow
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“Jason took a backhand swipe and connected with Bill's forehead above the right eye.”
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A critical remark or putdown
“Bismarck, if he had replied directly, would likely have scoffed with indignation at such an insulting swipe at German courage.”
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The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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A pointed and often mocking comment or criticism
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A brief and rapid movement up and down or from side to side
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A fierce verbal attack
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A sudden forward thrust of the body towards something or someone
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An act of rubbing something
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