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swap

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verb \ˈswäp\

Simple Definition of swap

  • : 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

swappedswap·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to give in trade :  barterb :  exchange 2

  3. 2 :  to take turns in telling <swap stories>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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


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swap

noun

Simple Definition of swap

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

Full Definition of swap

  1. :  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>



1625

First Known Use of swap

1625




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