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  • verb Present participle of swipe.


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  • I recall swiping Wouk's The Caine Mutiny from my mother's travel bag one miserable, gut-churning vacation when I was about twelve and having the stucco walls and smelly carpet of that hotel room just disappear as I got lost inside the narrative.

    Peter Blauner: Where Have All The Middlebrows Gone?

  • He did not need to be seducing the nanny, no matter how intriguing the idea of swiping aside all that silk and hair sounded.

    Strategic Engagement

  • And (I should admit it if pressed) I had picked it up with the idea of swiping Burt a meaty, fruity slosh over the head if he kicked up rough or turned in any way nasty.

    The Saltmarsh Murders

  • "We're going to see if Hoosiers warm up to the idea of swiping their credit card or debit card to make a contribution to the Salvation Army," said Jeff Stanger, development director for the Salvation Army.


  • The Torch is trying to close the gap with rivals through the BlackBerry 6 operating system, which contains a number of features already common on the iPhone and Google-based devices, such as swiping through screens and pinching or expanding images with the fingers.

    RIM Unveils BlackBerry Torch

  • And is it just me, or has all this 'swiping' not resulted in Land or Mack meeting any of their deadlines any faster than before?

    Interesting Response by Marvel | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • You can quickly move back and forth through a series of Web pages or photos by "swiping," or placing three fingers on the touchpad and moving them rapidly sideways.

    Multitouch Interface

  • Between them is a large gray area of borrowing ideas and elements -- "swiping", if you will which is a word that is sometimes used negatively and sometimes used as a non-judgmental statement of fact in the world of comics and illustration.


  • And, you know, we don't want to go back to that kind of swiping, as it were, about the personal whatever in the Clinton family.

    CNN Transcript Aug 21, 2007

  • One very hot day while she was standing in a stream, we saw her briefly duck her head into the water, kind of swiping it sideways, something an animal almost never does.



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