Swipe

Definition of Swipe

n.1.A swape or sweep. See Sweep.
2.A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club.
Swipes [in cricket] over the blower's head, and over either of the long fields.
- R. A. Proctor.
3.Poor, weak beer; small beer.
v. t.1.To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball.
[imp. & p. p. Swiped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swiping.]
Loose balls may be swiped almost ad libitum.
- R. A. Proctor.
2.To pluck; to snatch; to steal.

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