take a swipe at
Definition of take a swipe at
1 informal : to direct criticism or insults toward (a particular person or group) She took a swipe at her former company in her latest column.
2 : to try to hit (someone or something) by moving something The batter took a swipe at the ball and missed.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: a distinct treatment or variation
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: a strong sweeping blow
: a sharp often critical remark
: to strike or move with a sweeping motion
: to strike or wipe with a sweeping motion
: steal, pilfer
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