Verb > Swipe

Verb – Swipe

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.