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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

swipe at (someone or something)

To try to hit someone or something with a wide, arcing blow or stroke. It has me worried the way their toddler swipes at anyone who tries to approach him to say hello. The drunkard swiped at the security guard and collapsed in a heap on the pavement. He sat swiping at the golf ball for nearly five minutes before he finally hit it.
See also: swipe

take a swipe at (someone or something)

To attempt to hit someone or something with one's fist or an instrument in a broad, sweeping stroke. Bill didn't hear me coming up behind him, and he took a swipe at me when I touched his shoulder. Their toddler is going through a phase of taking swipes at anyone who goes near him. He stood taking swipes at the golf ball for nearly five minutes before he finally hit it.
See also: swipe, take

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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If the swipes do find nuclear residue, Iran will be indicted for lying repeatedly by saying it did no nuclear work at the site.
Paypal Here: The payment processor's card reader costs 2.7 percent per swipe. For card numbers that are added manually, the cost is 3.5 percent, plus 15 cents.
16 deadline for briefs on whether merchants should be reimbursed for excess amounts of swipe fees that have been collected since the cap took effect in October 2011.
Meanwhile, according to the Merchants Payments Coalition, US merchants and consumers are struggling under the weight of swipe fees up to ten times higher than what Visa Europe is proposing for European transactions.
The only drop in debit swipe fee revenue reported by CUNA was about $1.38 million for all credit unions combined in the third quarter of 2012.
But, students and staff will have to swipe to get into the main teaching areas.
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So when you do your three/four finger swipe this app shows up as one of the screens you swipe through.
In December 2010, the Fed issued a proposed rule that would have capped swipe fees at 12 cents per transaction.
The "card swipe" fees are unfair in many ways, but consumers shouldn't count on seeing much of the $20 billion that was at stake in the showdown.
It makes huge profits by charging merchants a swipe fee (technically called an "interchange fee") for every debit card transaction.
A Delhi-based trio has earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first scamsters in the country to steal lakhs of rupees by cloning entire swipe machines.
The atg system uses the signal from the swipe card to interface with the company's existing VDGS Control System, indicating that the stand has been correctly inspected by the agent and is accepted as safe and ready for the aircraft.
<No, she wouldn't swipe Christmas greens from a graveyard .