Swipe vs Slap - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between swipe and slap

is that swipe is to steal or snatch while slap is to give a slap.

As nouns the difference between swipe and slap

is that swipe is (countable) a quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; a sweep while slap is a blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.

As an adverb slap is

exactly, precisely.

swipe

English

Verb

(swip)
  • 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.

    Noun

  • (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.
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    slap

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.
  • The sound of such a blow.
  • (slang, uncountable) Makeup, cosmetics.
  • Usage notes

    Especially used of blows to the face (aggressive), buttocks, and hand, frequently as a sign of reproach. Conversely, used of friendly strikes to the back, as a sign of camaraderie.

    Hyponyms

    * cuff

    Derived terms

    * bitch-slap * slap in the face * pimp-slap

    Verb

    (slapp)
  • To give a slap.
  • She slapped him in response to the insult.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • Mrs. Flanders rose, slapped her coat this side and that to get the sand off, and picked up her black parasol.
  • To cause something to strike soundly.
  • He slapped the reins against the horse's back.
  • To place, to put carelessly.
  • We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.

    Derived terms

    * slapper * slap-up

    Hyponyms

    * cuff

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Exactly, precisely
  • He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.

    Synonyms

    * just * right * slap bang * smack dab

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