verb (used with object), side·swiped, side·swip·ing.
to strike with a sweeping stroke or blow along the side; strike a glancing blow obliquely.
such a strike or blow.
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Origin of sideswipe
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Examples from the Web for side-swipe
I see Emily make a side-swipe with her nozzle at a stout gent who's in the act of climbing a telegraph-pole hand over hand.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
a glancing blow or hit along or from the side
an unexpected criticism of someone or something while discussing another subject
to strike (someone) with such a blow
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