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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!
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. I keep swiping left because these dresses are all hideous.
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!
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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He also said Iranians had taken swipes and handed over the cloths to the IAEA, but made no mention of any IAEA inspectors being present when the swipes were taken.
Data is based on the ratio of right swipes received by students attending each university, ages 18-23 in the spring of 2015.
The passenger has to swipe the card only after the bus is at the stop," said Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA's Public Transport Agency.
The limitation was quietly referenced at the end of a blog post announcing the other two features: "The validity of the swipe is core to the Tinder experience.
Debit swipe fee reform, passed by Congress in 2010, required the Federal Reserve to ensure that the fees charged to merchants that accept debit cards, be "reasonable and proportionate" to the cost of the transaction.
About Reviver Clothing Swipes: Launched in 2014 after Founder and CEO Ben Kusin realized there was a niche in the market for a hassle-free solution to keeping clothes and hair smelling fresh on the go, Reviver Clothing Swipes have quickly become a hit with smokers and non-smokers alike.
Swipely will even recommend the lowest prices on everyday swipes like gasoline to help you find the best deal in town.
Our goal is to address their needs as renters today, and also in the future when they are ready to purchase, using the same Swipe app experience," explains Michele Serro, Doorsteps' founder.
Reviver is a revolutionary odor-neutralizing dry swipe that lets you instantly and discreetly 'swipe away the everyday.
20 per swipe or 1/4 of 1% of the transaction total up to a maximum of $0.
She swipes a "smart" ID card through a card reader at the entrance.
Passengers pass their credit or bank cards to the driver in a more secure environment who then swipes the card through the e-Port device to activate the transaction before the trip begins.
He has played in each of the five casinos at Foxwoods and always swipes his Wampum Club Card.
When PC Pay Authenticate is installed, and an individual swipes their credit/debit card thru the PC Pay Swipe Terminal and enters the PIN number for that card, their identity will be verified to enable special access to a web site, data base or networks requiring authentication.