(transitive, dialectal, or, obsolete) To deceive, cheat; betray
(transitive, dialectal, or, obsolete) To stop, blin, cease
(dialectal, or, obsolete) Deceitful; treacherous
(dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) Deceit; treachery
(dialectal, or, obsolete) A deceiver; betrayer, traitor
* 1848 , Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings :
(dialectal, or, obsolete) A hiding place; den; cave
- The Saxon Chronicle contradicts itself as to Algar's outlawry, stating in one passage that he was outlawed without any kind of guilt, and in another that he was outlawed as swike , or traitor, and that he made a confession of it before all the men there gathered.
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.