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swipe

swipe

 
pronunciation:
swaIp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a strong sweeping stroke or blow.
similar words:
slash
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: swiped, swipes, swiping
definition 1: to strike with a sweeping motion.
definition 2: (informal) to steal.
Who swiped my pencil?
similar words:
lift, rip off, rob
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a sweeping blow or motion.
The cat swiped at the dog's nose.