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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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I absent-mindedly swiped the Nol card twice when I got on the bus and after a couple of stops, when the inspector arrived I told him what I had done.
And a simple saline wipe appeared to be just as effective as disinfectant wipes when the plates were swiped 3x or more.
Smart Photos will continuously test users' profile photos for their success so that photos that are most likely to be swiped right will go to the front of your profile.
When a card is swiped through the reader, data on the card is decoded and transferred to the handheld's database.
Wireless processing of swiped credit card transactions for under $500.
However, we have seen readers installed in hard-to-reach places -- for instance, high up on vertical surfaces and in other inconvenient locations where cards may not be easily swiped.
net), which presently receives approximately 18,000,000 hits per month, will aggressively distribute the eCashPads to key customers for usage of either card- swiped credit card transactions or instant cash payment by ATM card and PIN.
The payment card is swiped through the reader when the consumer makes an internet purchase.
Upon arrival in Australia, the traveler bypasses long lines and proceeds through dedicated channels where the ``Incoming Passenger Card'' is swiped through a document reader by Customs.