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1‘without warning his right hand swiped at her mouth’
strike, swing, hit, slap, cuff, lash out
informal belt, wallop, sock, biff, clout
2‘they're always swiping sweets from the other kids’
steal, thieve, take, pilfer, purloin, snatch, help oneself to, appropriate, abstract, shoplift
informal filch, lift, snaffle, rob, nab
British informal nick, pinch, whip, half-inch, blag
North American informal glom
1‘she took a playful swipe at his face’
strike, stroke, swing, hit, slap, brush, cuff, clip
informal belt, wallop
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