sideswipe


1side·swipe

transitive verb \-ˌswīp\

: to hit the side of a vehicle with the side of another vehicle

Full Definition of SIDESWIPE

:  to strike with a glancing blow along the side <sideswiped a parked car>

Examples of SIDESWIPE

  1. The taxi sideswiped a parked car.

First Known Use of SIDESWIPE

1904

2sideswipe

noun

: a critical remark about someone or something that is made while talking about someone or something else

Full Definition of SIDESWIPE

1
a :  the action of sideswiping
b :  an instance of sideswiping :  a glancing blow
2
:  an incidental deprecatory remark, allusion, or reference

Examples of SIDESWIPE

  1. She took a sideswipe at the senator's voting record.

First Known Use of SIDESWIPE

1917

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