When Gilmore took a swipe at Rand Paul by name, I feared for his safety.
It's easy to take a swipe at Fieri's rocker-meets-dad image.
So when you get a chance to take a (principled, informed) swipe at the frontrunner, you swing for the fences.
We swipe a fanged cupcake and fight one last battle, to get out of the party.
swipe, pass judgment, see who likes you and see if anyone likes you back.
The fact that emotion caused him to swipe at a straight half-volley, miss it, and be bowled next ball made the wound rankle.
He goes to make a swipe at figure on other side of stairs—sees Rusty.
He advanced a foot or two, and Porky turned his back toward Thor and made ready to deliver a swipe with his powerful tail.
The swipe I took at him should have swept him over, but he got his coils around me.
A swipe is an implement for drawing water for a brewery, the name of which has thus been transferred to the beer.
1807, "a driving stroke made with the arms in full swing," perhaps a dialectal variant of sweep (n.), or in part from obsolete swip "a stroke, blow" (c.1200), from Proto-Germanic *swip-, related to Old English swipu "a stick, whip." Other possible sources or influences are Middle English swope "to sweep with broad movements" (in reference to brooms, swords, etc.), from Old English swapan; obsolete swaip "stroke, blow;" or obsolete swape "oar, pole."
1825, from swipe (v.). The slang sense of "steal, pilfer" appeared 1885, American English; earliest use in prison jargon:
The blokes in the next cell, little Charley Ames and the Sheeney Kid, they was hot to try it, and swiped enough shoe-lining out of shop No. 5, where they worked, to make us all breeches to the stripes. ["Lippincott's Magazine," vol. 35, June 1885]Meaning "run a credit card" is 1990s. Related: Swiped; swiper; swiping.
A stroke or blow, esp a strong one • Most often in the phrase take a swipe at: Let somebody take a swipe at him (1807+)
[all senses perhaps fr alterations of sweep or swoop and the actions of sweeping or swooping up, or of hitting a sweeping blow; noun sense perhaps fr dialect preservation of Old English swippan, ''beat, scourge'']
Inferior liquor, esp of the homemade sort: the homemade bootleg mess made by the natives out of fruit and called ''swipe''
[1960s+; probably related to several late 1780s and early 1800s British senses of swipe, ''to gulp liquor quickly and deeply,'' of swipes, ''small beer,'' and of swipey, ''tipsy,'' all of which may be related to the British nautical swipes, ''rinsings of the beer barrel,'' and hence to a sibilation of wipe]