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verb swipe pronunciation in American English /swaɪp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleswiping
past tenseswiped
past participleswiped

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  1. 1
    [transitive] informal to steal something
    Hey, someone swiped my wallet!
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to swing your arm and hit or to try to hit someone or something, using your hand or an object
    She swiped him hard on the side of the head.
    swipe at: I used a broom to swipe at the snake.
  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to move your finger across the screen of a smartphone or tablet
    Simply swipe left or right to change the clock style.
    You swipe products to get further information and to add them to your shopping basket.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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