sideswiped

sideswipe

[sahyd-swahyp]
verb (used with object), sideswiped, sideswiping.
1.
to strike with a sweeping stroke or blow along the side; strike a glancing blow obliquely.
noun
2.
such a strike or blow.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; side1 + swipe

sideswiper, noun
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sideswipe (ˈsaɪdˌswaɪp)
 
n
1.  a glancing blow or hit along or from the side
2.  an unexpected criticism of someone or something while discussing another subject
 
vb
3.  to strike (someone) with such a blow
 
'sideswiper
 
n

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sideswipe
"to strike with a glancing blow," 1917, from side (adj.) + swipe (q.v.). The noun is first recorded 1917.
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