swipe

/swaɪp / (say swuyp)

noun
1. Colloquial a sweeping stroke; a stroke with full swing of the arms, as in cricket or golf.
2. a lever-like device for raising or lowering a weight, especially a bucket in a well; a sweep.
3. Colloquialswipes.
verb (swiped, swiping)
verb (t)
4. Colloquial to strike with a sweeping blow.
5. Colloquial to steal: *although we've got the winch that we swiped off that job we'll still need something to drive the piles with. –bluey, 1975.
6. Colloquial to borrow without the owner's knowledge.
7. to move (a card with a magnetic strip) through the slot of a card swipe reader.
verb (i)
8. Colloquial to make a sweeping stroke.
phrase
9. swipe in, to gain access using a swipe card.
10. swipe out, to exit using a swipe card.
{related to sweep1}
swiping, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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