Swipes



noun, (used with a plural verb) British Informal.
1.
poor, watery, or spoiled beer.
2.
malt liquor in general, especially beer and small beer.
noun
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, especially a bucket in a well; sweep.
6.
an act or instance of swiping:
You can debit your checking account with just a swipe of your card.
7.
Also called rubber. Horse Racing. a person who rubs down horses in a stable; groom.
verb (used with object), swiped, swiping.
8.
to strike with a sweeping blow.
9.
Informal. to steal:
He’ll swipe anything that isn’t nailed down.
10.
to slide (a magnetic card) quickly through an electronic device that reads data.
11.
Digital Technology. to move a finger or fingers, or a stylus, across an area on (a touchscreen) in order to execute a command:
Put your finger on the arrow and swipe the screen to the right to unlock your phone.
verb (used without object), swiped, swiping.
12.
to make a sweeping stroke.
13.
to slide a magnetic card through an electronic device.
14.
Digital Technology. to move the fingers across a touchscreen:
Swipe to the right to close the article.
plural noun
1.
(Brit, slang) beer, esp when poor or weak
verb
1.
(informal) when intr, usually foll by at. to hit hard with a sweeping blow
2.
(transitive) (slang) to steal
3.
(transitive) to pass a machine-readable card, such as a credit card, debit card, etc, through a machine that electronically interprets the information encoded, usu. in a magnetic strip, on the card
noun
4.
(informal) a hard blow
5.
an unexpected criticism of someone or something while discussing another subject
6.
Also called sweep. a type of lever for raising and lowering a weight, such as a bucket in a well
swingman
swing shift

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