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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

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


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.
See also: something, swipe, take
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InComm's swipe reload technology combined with our vast retail reach are making payment experiences easier, faster, and safer for millions of GPR and debit card users," said Jeff Lewis, Vice President and General Manager, Financial Services, InComm.
The differences between these two bills must be worked out in conference, and the banking industry, which raked in $48 billion in swipe fees in 2008.
Ruckus SWIPE is the newest mobile management application within a unique suite of Ruckus designed and developed mobile tools developed by Ruckus Wireless to help save time and increase productivity and efficiency.
After Durbin passed, the Fed dropped debit swipe fees from an average 42 cents a transaction (over 10 times actual cost) to 12 cents.
Expanding the Doorsteps Swipe app to renters nationally opens online real estate listings through the app to more than 66 million 20 to 34 year olds in the rental market, according to the U.
Debit swipe fee reform has been a win for consumers and Main Street businesses, especially small businesses.
Vanilla Reload's swipe technology streamlines the reload process and will continue to lead the industry as more and more of our strategic innovations are deployed.
Reform measures that took effect on October 1, 2011, reduced banks' debit card swipe revenue by $6.
Reviver Launches Freshening Swipes, A New Category of Consumer Goods, Now Available Nationwide
Banks with less than $10 billion in assets are exempt from debit swipe reform which limits the fees charged by the big banks for each debit transaction.
20 per swipe or 1/4 of 1% of the transaction total up to a maximum of $0.
25 billion settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over skyrocketing Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees that cost consumers hundreds of dollars a year.
1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association today said debit swipe fee reforms put in place one year ago have largely benefitted the nation's small business economy.
WASHINGTON -- Contrary to the litany of industry arguments, the monthly service fees banks charge consumers are in fact not related to debit swipe fees, said the Merchants Payments Coalition (MPC) today after analyzing new data released by moneyrates.
Predictive Sliding for Faster Input: Unlike other swiping applications which require users to swipe through each and every letter to input a word, TouchPal Tablet Keyboard allows you to swipe only the first few letters.