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swipe right

1. slang To show interest in or approval of someone or something in an app. The phrase was popularized by the dating app Tinder, in which users "swipe right" on the screen to indicate interest in a potential mate. That girl is gorgeous, I'm definitely swiping right. Ooh, this guy's funny—swipe right! I keep swiping right because these dresses are all gorgeous.
2. slang By extension, to accept, agree with, or show enthusiasm for something. A night out instead of studying? I'm swiping right on that.
See also: right, swipe

swipe left

1. slang To decline or reject someone or something in an app. The phrase was popularized by the dating app Tinder, in which users "swipe left" on the screen to reject a potential mate. That girl is pretty—I'm only swiping left because I'm not into blondes. Ugh, this guy's has no sense of humor—swipe left! I keep swiping left because these dresses are all hideous.
2. slang By extension, to reject or decline something. Studying instead of a night out? Definitely swiping left on that.
See also: left, swipe

take a swipe at someone or something

 
1. Sl. to hit at someone or something. Max took a swipe at the cop by mistake. Lefty took a swipe at the punching bagand missed.
2. Sl. to have a try at someone or something. I think I can persuade him. I'll take a swipe at him and see. I will probably fail, but I'll take a swipe at it.
See also: swipe, take

swipe at

v.
1. To attempt to hit someone or something with a sweeping stroke: The cat swiped at the string. The hockey player swiped at the puck.
2. To attack someone verbally; criticize someone sharply: The candidate took every opportunity to swipe at her opponent.
See also: swipe

swipe

1. tv. to drink liquor rapidly and to excess; to bolt a drink of liquor. Fred sat at the bar and swiped two gins and ate an egg.
2. n. moonshine; inferior liquor. I can’t stand the swipe they serve here.
3. tv. to steal something. Bart swiped a pack of cigarettes from the counter.
4. n. a blow or an act of striking someone or something. (see also take a swipe at someone/something.) The cat gave the mouse a swipe with its paw.

take a swipe at someone/something

1. tv. to hit at someone or something. Max took a swipe at the cop by mistake.
2. tv. to have a try at someone or something. I will probably fail, but I’ll take a swipe at it.
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She also said she would rather see current ID cards combined with the swipe cards.
When the truth is they are attempting to end-run the governor to sign SB 933 into law just as swipe fees are under attack in Congress, and by antitrust lawsuits filed by merchants and industry associations.
And, of course, employees must be told why they are being asked to swipe in and the purposes for which information collected by the swipe machine may be used.
Kevin Curran, general secretary of the GMB, said his members had always been more concerned about the imposition of swipe cards and any impact on shift systems rather than actually using the cards.
They have accepted in principle the introduction of the new swipe in system which will be fully operational from September 1.
Crematorium Superintendent Elwyn John said the new electronic book had already created considerable interest with a number of swipe cards ordered.
While it is easy to make replica keys, owners ofthe swipe cards would have to order new ones from the makers.
Shripal Gandhi, Founder and CEO, Swipe said that the launch of the Elite VR smartphone is part of the company's Swipe 2.
Wells Fargo, the bank that would benefit most from a repeal of debit swipe fee reform, is viewed negatively by nearly half of all voters (48%) and favorably by only 30% of all voters and just 37% of Trump voters.
The clean laboratory conditions are necessary so that the smallest traces of uranium and/or plutonium can be identified in the swipe samples taken by inspectors at research reactors, enrichment plants and other nuclear facilities for analysis.
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The Fed is considering a number of options that would result in reduced swipe fees for debit-card transactions.
Technology is making Humana flexible spending as easy as a swipe of the card.
Well of course employers can use swipe cards for these purposes, but they shouldn't do so without thinking about it first.