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meaning of swipe #1 (permalink) Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:45 pm   meaning of swipe
 

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ESL/EFL Test #122 "Real Life: Grocery Stores (2)", question 9

People often pay for their groceries with a credit or debit card. To do so, they must first ......... their cards through an electronic scanning machine.

(a) surge
(b) turn
(c) xerox
(d) swipe

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #122 "Real Life: Grocery Stores (2)", answer 9

People often pay for their groceries with a credit or debit card. To do so, they must first swipe their cards through an electronic scanning machine.

Correct answer: (d) swipe

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People often pay for their groceries with a credit or debit card. To do so, they must first xerox their cards through an electronic scanning machine.
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meaning of swipe #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 24, 2009 13:51 pm   meaning of swipe
 

slide (a magnetic card) quickly through an electronic device that reads data.
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meaning of swipe #3 (permalink) Wed Jun 24, 2009 17:54 pm   meaning of swipe
 

Swipe can describe a blow to the body, and in England swipe is slang for " to steal."

Just a couple of extra meanings, and nothing to do with the quiz context.

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