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verb swipe pronunciation in British English /swaɪp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyswipe
he/she/itswipes
present participleswiping
past tenseswiped
past participleswiped

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to pass a plastic card through a piece of electronic equipment that reads the information stored on the card, for example in order to open a door or to pay for something
  2. 2
    [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.

  3. 3
    [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.

  4. 4
    [transitive] informal to steal something

    Hey, someone’s swiped my wallet!

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