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Definition of sideswipe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a hit from the side a sideswipe by a truck
  2. 2sideswipe (at somebody/something) (informal) a critical comment made about someone or something while you are talking about someone or something completely different It was a good speech, but he couldn't resist taking a sideswipe at his opponent.
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