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swap

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verb \ˈswäp\

Definition of swap

swapped

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swapping

  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

swapper

noun

Examples of swap in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of swap

Middle English swappen to strike; from the practice of striking hands in closing a business deal


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swap

noun

Definition of swap

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

Examples of swap in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of swap from the Web

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First Known Use of swap

1625



SWAP Defined for English Language Learners

swap

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verb

Definition of swap for English Language Learners

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

  • : to replace (something) with something else

swap

noun

Definition of swap for English Language Learners

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


SWAP Defined for Kids

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swap

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verb \ˈswäp\

Definition of swap for Students

swapped

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swapping

  1. :  to give in exchange :  make an exchange :  trade


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swap

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noun

Definition of swap for Students


Law Dictionary

swap

noun \ˈswäp\

Legal Definition of swap

  1. 1 :  an exchange of securities

  2. 2 :  a derivative contract in which two parties (as corporations) agree to exchange rates especially relating to debt



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