- 1[intransitive, transitive] swipe (at) somebody/something to hit or try to hit someone or something with your hand or an object by swinging your arm He swiped at the ball and missed.
- 2 [transitive] swipe something (informal) to steal something synonym pinch She's always swiping other kids' stuff.
- 3[transitive] swipe something to pass a plastic card, such as a credit card, through a special machine that is able to read the information that is stored on it The cash register only opens once the card has been swiped.
NAmE//swaɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swipe
he / she / it swipes
past simple swiped
-ing form swiping