a strong, sweeping blow, as with a cricket bat or golf club.
Informal. a swing of the arm in order to strike somebody; punch.
Informal. a critical or cutting remark.
a leverlike device for raising or lowering a weight, especially a bucket in a well; sweep.
an act or instance of swiping:
You can debit your checking account with just a swipe of your card.
Also called rubber. Horse Racing. a person who rubs down horses in a stable; groom.
verb (used with object), swiped, swiping.
to strike with a sweeping blow.
Informal. to steal:
He’ll swipe anything that isn’t nailed down.
to slide (a magnetic card) quickly through an electronic device that reads data.
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.
to make a sweeping stroke.
to slide a magnetic card through an electronic device.
Digital Technology. to move the fingers across a touchscreen:
Swipe to the right to close the article.
(informal) when intr, usually foll by at. to hit hard with a sweeping blow
(transitive) (slang) to steal
(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
(informal) a hard blow
an unexpected criticism of someone or something while discussing another subject
Also called sweep. a type of lever for raising and lowering a weight, such as a bucket in a well
noun 1. the freely swinging part of a flail, which falls upon the grain in threshing; swingle. noun 1. the part of a flail that strikes the grain
programming A Prolog by Jan Wielemaker firstname.lastname@example.org like a superset of Edinburgh Prolog. Version 1.7.2. Docking Station is distributed under General Public License. It runs on Sun-4, Sun-3, Linux, DEC MIPS (incomplete), RS/6000, PS2/AIX, Atari ST, Gould PN, NeXT, VAX, HP-UX (problems), MS-DOS, and OS/2. (ftp://swi.psy.uva.nl/pub/SWI-Prolog). OS/2 (ftp://mpii02999.ag2.mpi-sb.mpg.de/pub/toolw/SWI/). Mailing list: email@example.com. (2000-03-23)
verb (used without object) 1. to move around or along with a whirling motion; whirl; eddy. 2. to be dizzy or giddy, as the head. verb (used with object) 3. to cause to whirl; twist. noun 4. a swirling movement; whirl; eddy. 5. a twist, as of hair around the head or of trimming on […]
adjective, swirlier, swirliest. 1. swirling, whirling, or twisted.