Run vs Swipe - What's the difference?

run | swipe |

As nouns the difference between run and swipe

is that run is act or instance of running, of moving rapidly using the feet while swipe is (countable) a quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; a sweep.

As verbs the difference between run and swipe

is that run is to move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot while swipe is to steal or snatch.

As a adjective run

is in a liquid state; melted or molten.




  • To move swiftly.
  • #(lb) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off either foot.
  • #:
  • #(label) To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
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  • # To compete in a race.
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  • #(lb) Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
  • # To carry a football down the field.
  • #(lb) To achieve or perform by running or as if by running.
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  • #(lb) To flee away from a danger or towards help.
  • #:
  • # To juggle a pattern continuously, as opposed to starting and stopping quickly.
  • To flow.
  • # To move or spread quickly.
  • #:
  • #(lb) Of a liquid, to flow.
  • #:
  • #(lb) Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
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  • #(lb) To become liquid; to melt.
  • #*(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • #*:as wax dissolves, as ice begins to run
  • #* (1665-1728)
  • #*:Sussex iron ores run freely in the fire.
  • #(lb) To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion; to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).
  • #:
  • #To fuse; to shape; to mould; to cast.
  • #:
  • #*(Henry Felton) (1679-1740)
  • #*:The fairest diamonds are rough till they are polished, and the purest gold must be run and washed, and sifted in the ore.
  • # To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
  • #:
  • To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing close-hauled.
  • To carry out an activity.
  • #(lb) To control or manage, be in charge of.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=12, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= What a waste , passage=India is run by gerontocrats and epigones: grey hairs and groomed heirs.}}
  • #(lb) To be a candidate in an election.
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  • #(lb) To make run in a race or an election.
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  • #To exert continuous activity; to proceed.
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  • #(lb) To be presented in one of the media.
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  • #(lb) To print or broadcast in the media.
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  • #(lb) To transport someone or something.
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  • #(lb) To smuggle illegal goods.
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  • #*(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • #*:Heavy impositionsare a strong temptation of running goods.
  • # To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
  • #:
  • (lb) To extend or persist, statically or dynamically, through space or time.
  • #(lb) To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase).
  • #:
  • #(lb) To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
  • #:
  • #(lb) To make something extend in space.
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  • #(lb) Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To make a machine operate.
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  • (lb) To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.
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  • To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation.
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  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:Virgil, in his first Georgic, has run into a set of precepts foreign to his subject.
  • (lb) To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).
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  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast, to rend my heart with grief and run distracted?
  • *1968 , (Paul Simon), The Boxer (song)
  • *:I was no more than a boy / In the company of strangers / In the quiet of the railway station / Running scared.
  • (lb) To cost a large amount of money.
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  • (lb) Of stitches or stitched clothing, to unravel.
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  • To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
  • *(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • *:to run the world back to its first original
  • *(Arthur Collier) (1680-1732)
  • *:I would gladly understand the formation of a soul, and run it up to its punctum saliens .
  • To cause to enter; to thrust.
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  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:You run your head into the lion's mouth.
  • *(Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • *:having run his fingers through his hair
  • *
  • *:There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs;.
  • To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
  • *Bible, (w) xxvii. 41
  • *:They ran the ship aground.
  • *(John Ray) (1627-1705)
  • *:A talkative person runs himself upon great inconveniences by blabbing out his own or other's secrets.
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:Others, accustomed to retired speculations, run natural philosophy into metaphysical notions.
  • To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine.
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  • To encounter or incur (a danger or risk).
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  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:He runneth two dangers.
  • To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
  • * (1609-1674)
  • *:He would himself be in the Highlands to receive them, and run his fortune with them.
  • To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
  • To sew (a seam) by passing the needle through material in a continuous line, generally taking a series of stitches on the needle at the same time.
  • To control or have precedence in a card game.
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  • To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
  • * (1587-1663)
  • *:The king's ordinary style runneth , "Our sovereign lord the king."
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The departure was not unduly prolonged. In the road Mr. Love and the driver favoured the company with a brief chanty running : “Got it?—No, I ain't, 'old on,—Got it? Got it?—No, 'old on sir.”}}
  • (lb) To be popularly known; to be generally received.
  • * (1628–1699)
  • *:Men gave them their own names, by which they run a great while in Rome.
  • *(Richard Knolles) (1545-1610)
  • *:Neither was he ignorant what report ran of himself.
  • To have growth or development.
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  • * John Mortimer (1656?-1736)
  • *:if the richness of the ground cause turnips to run to leaves
  • To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds.
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:Temperate climates run into moderate governments.
  • To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company.
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  • *Sir (Josiah Child) (1630-1699)
  • *:Customs run' only upon our goods imported or exported, and that but once for all; whereas interest ' runs as well upon our ships as goods, and must be yearly paid.
  • Synonyms

    * go * pass * lead * extend * hunt * hunt down * track down * travel * speed * hurry

    Derived terms

    * run across * run after * run along * run around * run away * run by * run down * run in * run into * run off * run on * run out * run over * run through * run to * run up * run up against * also-ran * hit-and-run * overrun * runaround * runaway * run-down * run-in * runner * runner-up * runny * run-off * run-of-the-mill, run of the mill * runtime * run-up * runway * front runner * run for the hills * run rate * run time * hold with the hare and run with the hounds * hit the ground running * in the running * off and running * one can run but one can't hide * out of the running * make someone's blood run cold * run a bath * run a fever * run aground * run amok, run amuck * run an errand * run a risk * run a temperature * run circles around * run for the roses * run hot * run hot and cold * run high * run in the family * run low * run out of steam * run rampant * run scared * run somebody of their feet * run somebody ragged * run the gamut * run the gauntlet * run into the ground * run the show * up and running


    (en noun)
  • Act or instance of running, of moving rapidly using the feet.
  • I just got back from my morning run .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 9 , author=Owen Phillips , title=Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Krohn-Dehli took advantage of a lucky bounce of the ball after a battling run on the left flank by Simon Poulsen, dummied two defenders and shot low through goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg's legs after 24 minutes.}}
  • Act or instance of hurrying (to or from a place) (not necessarily by foot); dash or errand, trip.
  • * 1759 , N. Tindal, The Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England , volume 21 (continuation volume 9), page 92:
  • I need to make a run to the store.
  • A pleasure trip.
  • Let's go for a run in the car.
  • * Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
  • And I think of giving her a run in London for a change.
  • Flight, instance or period of fleeing.
  • * 2006 , Tsirk Susej, The Demonic Bible (ISBN 1411690737), page 41:
  • During his run from the police, he claimed to have a metaphysical experience which can only be described as “having passed through an abyss.”
  • Migration (of fish).
  • A group of fish that migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning.
  • (skiing, bobsledding) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
  • A (regular) trip or route.
  • The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.
  • The route taken while running or skiing.
  • Which run did you do today?
  • The distance sailed by a ship.
  • a good run'''; a '''run of fifty miles
  • * 1977 , Star Wars (film)
  • You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
  • A voyage.
  • a run to China
  • An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
  • He set up a rabbit run .
  • (Australia, New Zealand) Rural landholding for farming, usually for running sheep, and operated by a runholder.
  • State of being current; currency; popularity.
  • * Addison
  • It is impossible for detached papers to have a general run , or long continuance, if not diversified with humour.
  • A continuous period (of time) marked by a trend; a period marked by a continuing trend.
  • I’m having a run of bad luck.
    He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day run .
  • * Burke
  • They who made their arrangements in the first run of misadventure put a seal on their calamities.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=June 28 , author=Piers Newbery , title=Wimbledon 2011: Sabine Lisicki beats Marion Bartoli , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=German wildcard Sabine Lisicki conquered her nerves to defeat France's Marion Bartoli and take her amazing Wimbledon run into the semi-finals.}}
  • # A series of tries in a game that were successful.
  • (card games) A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
  • (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
  • A trial of an experiment.
  • The data got lost, so I'll have to perform another run of the experiment.
  • A flow of liquid; a leak.
  • The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.
    a run of must in wine-making
    the first run of sap in a maple orchard
  • (US, dialect) A small creek or part thereof.
  • The military campaign near that creek was known as "The battle of Bull Run ".
  • The amount of something made.
  • The book’s initial press run will be 5,000 copies.
  • A production quantity in a factory.
  • Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.
  • The length of a showing of a play, film, TV series, etc.
  • The run of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
    It is the last week of our French cinema run .
  • * Macaulay
  • A canting, mawkish play had an immense run .
  • A quick pace, faster than a walk.
  • He broke into a run .
  • # (of horses) A fast gallop.
  • A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
  • Financial insecurity led to a run on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.
  • Any sudden large demand for something.
  • There was a run on Christmas presents.
  • The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
  • The horizontal length of a set of stairs
  • A standard or unexceptional group or category.
  • He stood out from the usual run of applicants.
  • (baseball) A score (point scored) by a runner making it around all the bases and over home plate.
  • (cricket) A point scored.
  • (American football) A gain of a (specified) distance; a running play.
  • one of the greatest runs of all time.
  • * 2003 , Jack Seibold, Spartan Sports Encyclopedia , page 592:
  • Aaron Roberts added an insurance touchdown on a one-yard run .
  • (rfc-sense) Unrestricted use of an area.
  • He can have the run of the house.
  • A line of knit stitches that have unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.
  • I have a run in my stocking.
  • (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
  • (construction) Horizontal dimension of a slope.
  • (mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by licence of the proprietor of a mine or by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which a vein of ore or other substance takes.
  • A pair or set of millstones.
  • (video games) A playthrough.
  • This was my first successful run without losing any health.
  • (slang)
  • * 1964 : Heroin by
  • And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same / When I'm rushing on my run .


    * (horizontal part of a step) tread * (unravelling) ladder (British) * (computing) execute, start * See also


    * (horizontal part of a step) rise, riser * (horizontal distance of a set of stairs) rise

    Derived terms

    {{der3 , have the run of , take a run at , cannonball run , chicken run , dry run , hacking run , home run , rat run , ski run , a run for one's money , in the long run , in the short run , on the run , make a run for it , the run of , the runs }}

    See also

    * (computer science) trajectory


  • In a liquid state; melted or molten.
  • Put some run butter on the vegetables.
  • * 1921 , L. W. Ferris, H. W. Redfield and W. R. North, The Volatile Acids and the Volatile Oxidizable Substances of Cream and Experimental Butter'', in the ''Journal of Dairy Science , volume 4 (1921), page 522:
  • Samples of the regular run butter were sealed in 1 pound tins and sent to Washington, where the butter was scored and examined.
  • Cast in a mould.
  • * 1735 , Thomas Frankz, A tour through France, Flanders, and Germany: in a letter to Robert Savil , page 18:
  • * 1833 , The Cabinet Cyclopaedia: A treatise on the progressive improvement and present state of the Manufactures in Metal'', volume 2, ''Iron and Steel (printed in London), page 314:
  • Vast quantities are cast in sand moulds, with that kind of run steel which is so largely used in the production of common table-knives and forks.
  • * (Richard of Raindale, The Plan of my House vindicated'', quoted by) T. T. B. in the ''Dwelling of Richard of Raindale, King of the Moors'', published in ''The Mirror , number 966, 7 September 1839, page 153:
  • For making tea I have a kettle,
    Besides a pan made of run metal;
    An old arm-chair, in which I sit well —
    The back is round.
  • Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out").
  • (of a, fish) Travelled]], migrated; having made a migration or a spawning [[#Noun, run.
  • * 1889 , Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, Fishing: Salmon and Trout , fifth edition, page 185:
  • The temperature of the water is consequently much higher than in either England or Scotland, and many newly run salmon will be found in early spring in the upper waters of Irish rivers where obstructions exist.
  • * 1986 , Arthur Oglesby, Fly fishing for salmon and sea trout , page 15:
  • It may be very much a metallic appearance as opposed to the silver freshness of a recently run salmon.
  • * 2005 , Rod Sutterby, Malcolm Greenhalgh, Atlantic Salmon: An Illustrated Natural History , page 86:
  • Thus, on almost any day of the year, a fresh-run salmon may be caught legally somewhere in the British Isles.




    * (l), (l) 1000 English basic words ----




  • To steal or snatch.
  • Hey! Who swiped my lunch?
  • * 1968 , , 00:48:18:
  • "Maybe I could swipe some Tintex from the five-and-dime."
  • To scan or register by sliding something through a reader.
  • He swiped his card at the door.
  • To grab or bat quickly.
  • The cat swiped at the shoelace.


  • (countable) A quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; A sweep.
  • (countable) A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club.
  • (countable, informal) A rough guess; an estimate or swag.
  • Take a swipe at the answer, even if you're not sure.
  • (uncountable) Poor, weak beer; small beer.
  • Anagrams