swipe /ˈswaɪp/ verb
1. to reach toward and try to hit (something) with a swinging motion
- 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.