Definition of 'swipe'
Example sentences containing 'swipe'
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We already have technology where you swipe your phone and pay for things. The Sun (2011)Nor are they simply satirical swipes at the monstrous power of the royal whim. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)This allows you to scroll with the swipe of a finger. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The machine that staff use to swipe your card could be a skimming device. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When a user swipes their phone on a special pad the money will be deducted from their account. The Sun (2011)It avoids any kind of social comment or satirical swipe at a society obsessed by winners and dismissive of losers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To protect patient confidentiality, records can be accessed only with a swipe card and a code. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Security is helped by three undercover compounds, accessed free by a swipe card. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The doors to the labs had swipe cards, but to help the workers they were left open. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A credit card swipe will be taken on arrival at the hotel to cover any extra expense incurred. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's one swipe after another, biting the hand that feeds him. The Sun (2014)They were all swiping their phones in the same way, capturing creatures that weren't there. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Since Dunblane, most schools have card swipes and entry phones. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Founded in 1996, his company enables people to settle bills instantly with a swipe card. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And he took another swipe at Hamilton this week, insisting he was right to accuse him of driving too slowly. The Sun (2015)Use your finger to swipe gold dust subtly over eyelids, or apply with a brush if you're going for an intense effect. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your job is to cut it at the right time with a swipe of your finger, sending it swinging in the hungry chap's direction. The Sun (2010)For anything under 20 euros, the retailer just keys in the amount or scans the barcode before the phone is swiped across the front of a sensor. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'swipe'
British English: swipe VERB
If you swipe at a person or thing, you try to hit them with a stick or other object, making a swinging movement with your arm.
She swiped at him as though he was a fly.
Definition of swipe from the Collins English Dictionary
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