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swipe

Pronunciation: /swaɪp/

Translation of swipe in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (blow) golpe (masculine) to take a swipe at sb/sth intentar darle or pegarle a algn/algo
    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.
    1.2 (verbal attack) ataque (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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]
  • 1 (hit) darle* (un golpe) a
  • 2 (steal) afanarse [slang/argot], volarse* (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to swipe at sth/sb intentar darle or pegarle a algo/algn it swiped at him with its claws le dio un zarpazo

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