- 1.1 (blow) golpe (masculine) to take a swipe at sb/sth intentar darle or pegarle a algn/algoMore example sentences1.2 (verbal attack) ataque (masculine)
More example sentences
- Justin turned aside the blow with a quick swipe, and countered with a low sweep, hoping to get Timothy to jump over the blade.
- His upward swipe countered the first two's downward blows.
- The officer, a commander by the looks of it, parried his blow before attempting another swipe.
- In accepting the award, he paid tribute to the role fans played in turning his movies into a success and took a swipe at critics in the process.
- He took a swipe at earlier press reports which claimed he would take advantage of the company and sell the properties as soon as he could after the two-year period to pocket profits.
- He took a swipe at the Democratic candidates yesterday who want to roll back his cuts, claiming the reductions have fuelled a broad economic recovery in the US.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo[colloquial/familiar]
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intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
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