swipes; swiped; swiping
1 : to reach toward and try to hit (something) with a swinging motion
The cat swiped the dog across the nose.
— usually + at
The cat swiped at the dog.
2 [+ object] informal : to steal (something)
They swiped some candy from the store.
She swiped my idea.
3 [+ object] : to pass (a credit card, ATM card, etc.) through a machine that reads information from it
The cashier swiped the credit card and gave it back to me.