English

Definition of 'swipe'

See related content

Synonyms of "swipe"
Synonyms of "swipe"
French Translation of "swipe"
French Translation of "swipe"
Translator
Translator
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : chanson de geste
Word of the day : chanson de geste
Spanish Translation of "swipe"
Spanish Translation of "swipe"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
Collins English Dictionary apps
Collins English Dictionary apps

Example sentences containing 'swipe'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
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)

Synonyms of 'swipe'

hit out, strike, slap, lash out at
criticism, knocking, verbal attack, character assassination

Trends of 'swipe'

Used Occasionally. swipe is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

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.
  • American English: swipe
  • Brazilian Portuguese: acertar com um objeto
  • Chinese: 抡打
  • European Spanish: golpear
  • French: frapper
  • German: schlagen
  • Italian: cercare di colpire
  • Japanese: ぶん殴る
  • Korean: 후려치다
  • European Portuguese: acertar com um objeto
  • Spanish: golpear

Source

Definition of swipe from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access