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Malapropism of English swage (“a groove, moulding; moulding tool”). (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Why the sense about leaving a restaurant without paying?”)
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- A tool (originally a bevelled chisel) for making grooves in horseshoes.
- (Scotland, slang, uncountable) The drug MDMA.
- To shape metal using a hammer or other force.
- (colloquial) To leave (a restaurant etc.) without paying.
- To fold under or round an object.
- 1901, Rudyard Kipling, chapter 14, in Kim:
- He bound them into a neat packet, swedging down the stiff, sticky oilcloth at the corners..