verb \ˈswäp\

: to give something to someone and receive something in return : to trade or exchange (things)

: to replace (something) with something else


Full Definition of SWAP

transitive verb
a :  to give in trade :  barter
b :  exchange 2
:  to take turns in telling <swap stories>
intransitive verb
:  to make an exchange
swap·per noun

Examples of SWAP

  1. He swapped his cupcake for a candy bar.
  2. I swapped seats with my sister so she could see the stage better.
  3. I liked her blue notebook and she liked my red one, so we swapped.

Origin of SWAP

Middle English swappen to strike; from the practice of striking hands in closing a business deal
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SWAP



: an act of giving or taking one thing in return for another thing : a trade or exchange

Full Definition of SWAP

:  an act, instance, or process of exchanging one thing for another

Examples of SWAP

  1. They made the swap in secret.
  2. <we made a swap: I'll do the dishes tonight and she'll do them for me tomorrow>

First Known Use of SWAP



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