swipe /ˈswaɪp/  verb

1.  to reach toward and try to hit (something) with a swinging motion

[+ object]

  • The cat swiped the dog across the nose.

— usually + at

  • The cat swiped at the dog.

2 . [+ object] informal : to steal (something)

  • They swiped some candy from the store.
  • She swiped my idea.

3. [+ object] : to pass (a credit card, ATM card, etc.) through a machine that reads information from it

  • The cashier swiped the credit card and gave it back to me.