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.
impact, accident, collapse, wreck, debacle, pileup, comment, assessment, review, critique, opinion, judgment, smash, crash, shatter, bump, bang, strike, hit, skip
Origin of sideswipe
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Historical Examples of sideswipe
The skull was smashed over the left eye, as if someone had taken a sideswipe at Hendrix with a hammer.Let'em Breathe Space
Lester del Rey
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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