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sideswipe

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verb side·swipe \-ˌswīp\

Definition of sideswipe

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to strike with a glancing blow along the side sideswiped a parked car

Examples of sideswipe in a sentence

  1. The taxi sideswiped a parked car.

1891

First Known Use of sideswipe

1891


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sideswipe

noun side·swipe

Definition of sideswipe

  1. 1a :  the action of sideswipingb :  an instance of sideswiping :  a glancing blow

  2. 2 :  an incidental deprecatory remark, allusion, or reference

Examples of sideswipe in a sentence

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

1857

First Known Use of sideswipe

1857


SIDESWIPE Defined for English Language Learners

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sideswipe

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verb side·swipe \-ˌswīp\

Definition of sideswipe for English Language Learners

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


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sideswipe

noun side·swipe

Definition of sideswipe for English Language Learners

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

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