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swipe

a type of lever for raising and lowering a weight, such as a bucket in a well

swipe

(1) Sliding a finger or stylus across a touchscreen to scroll or move items around. Swiping, along with tapping, replaced mouse movement on a tablet and smartphone, although Bluetooth mice are also used with tablets. See multitouch.

(2) (Swype) A unique touchscreen keyboard. See Swype.

(3) To pass an ID or credit card with a magnetic stripe through a reader. See magnetic stripe.
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The reforms require that the fees that banks and card networks charge every time a debit card is swiped are "reasonable and proportionate to the cost of processing the transaction.
Surfaces at various locations at a nuclear or related facility are swiped a number of times.
But, due to traffic the bus reached the stop more than five minutes after we swiped the cards.
They charge more if the card needs to be manually typed in, instead of swiped.
It said that swipe fees are a hidden charge banks collect each time a Visa or MasterCard is swiped to pay for a purchase.
Each 10 cm diameter plate was wiped for one second and in a manner that the entire surface was swiped, using a flat baton.
2 : to make a strong sweeping movement <The cat swiped at the dog.