Swipe vs Slash - What's the difference?
In lang=en terms the difference between swipe and slash
is that swipe
is to grab or bat quickly while slash
is to reduce sharply.
As verbs the difference between swipe and slash
is that swipe
is to steal or snatch while slash
is to cut violently across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe, etc.
As nouns the difference between swipe and slash
is that swipe
is (countable) a quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; a sweep while slash
is a swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
As a conjunction slash is
To steal or snatch.
* 1968 , , 00:48:18:
- Hey! Who swiped my lunch?
To scan or register by sliding something through a reader.
- "Maybe I could swipe some Tintex from the five-and-dime."
To grab or bat quickly.
- He swiped his card at the door.
- 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.
(uncountable) Poor, weak beer; small beer.
- Take a swipe at the answer, even if you're not sure.
A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
A swift striking movement.
, date=December 29
, author=Chris Whyatt
, title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton
, passage=Centre-back Branislav Ivanovic then took a wild slash
at the ball but his captain John Terry saved Chelsea's skin by hacking the ball clear for a corner with Kevin Davies set to strike from just six yards out. }}
The symbol , also called diagonal, separatrix, shilling mark, solidus, stroke, virgule. Also sometimes known as a forward slash, particularly in computing.
(British, slang) A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
* 2013 , Katherine Arcement, "Diary", London Review of Books , vol. 35, no. 5:
- Excuse me, I need to take a slash
(vulgar, slang) The female genitalia
(ice hockey) A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.
(US, dialect) swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes
- Comments merely allow readers to proclaim themselves mortally offended by the content of a story, despite having been warned in large block letters of INCEST or SLASH (any kind of sex between two men or two women: the term originated with the Kirk/Spock pairing – it described the literal slash between their names).
(forestry) Coarse, fine woody debris generated during logging operations or through wind, snow, etc.
(fashion) An opening in an item of clothing to show skin or a contrasting fabric underneath.
- Slash generated during logging operations may increase fire hazard.
* forward slash
* front slash
To cut violently across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe, etc.
(ice hockey) to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms
to reduce sharply
- Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.
To lash with a whip.
- The department store slashed its prices to attract customers.
To crack or snap (e.g. a whip).
- I'm a teacher slash student.
- I think I'm having hallucinations slash someone is playing tricks on me