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swap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishswapswap1 (also swop British English) /swɒp $ swɑːp/ ●●○ S3 verb (swapped, swapping)  1 EXCHANGE[intransitive, transitive] to give something to someone and get something in return syn exchange Do you want to swap umbrellas?swap something for something He swapped his watch for a box of cigars.swap something with somebody The girls chatted and swapped clothes with each other.2 [transitive] to tell information to someone and be given information in return syn exchange We need to get together to swap ideas and information. They sat in a corner and swapped gossip.3 (also swap over) [intransitive, transitive] to do the thing that someone else has been doing, and let them do the thing that you have been doing syn change They decided to swap roles for the day. You start on the windows and I’ll do the walls, then we can swap over after an hour or so.swap something with somebody She ended up swapping jobs with her secretary.4 [transitive] to stop using or get rid of one thing and put or get another thing in its place The driver announced that we would have to swap buses.swap something for something She had swapped her long skirts for jeans and T-shirts. He swapped his London home for a cottage in Scotland.5 [transitive] (also swap something around) to move one thing and put another in its place Someone had gone into the nursery and swapped all the babies around.swap something with something Why don’t we swap the TV with the bookcase?6 swap places→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
swapJacky had the book I wanted, but wasn't willing to swap.Then the cards were swapped around and everyone started again.The reduction in scrolling and window swapping has made the whole computer feel better and more relaxing to use.I'm trying to sell my bike, or swap it for a slightly bigger one.Taylor offered to swap jobs with me.There's no point swapping one 24-hour a day, seven days a week job for another.You have to collect old papers and find the special places where they swap them in return for new toilet paper.swap something with somebodyI swapped hats with Mandy.
swapswap2 (also swop British English) noun [countable] informal  1 [usually singular]EXCHANGE a situation in which you give something to someone and get another thing in return syn exchange a fair swap We can do a swap if you like.2 a situation in which people each do the job that the other usually does
Examples from the Corpus
swapIf you are unable to sell your house, it is sometimes possible to arrange a swap.Only child Adele wrote after reading about a local teenager who died waiting for a swap op.The cost of a swap may also be varied.a swap of arms for hostagesThere are also likely to be provisions against losses on swap deals with local councils, which may be over £50million.do ... swapIf you can't work a particular shift, you can always do a swap with a colleague.
From Longman Business Dictionaryswapswap1 /swɒpswɑːp/ (also swop British English) verb (swapped, swapping) [transitive] FINANCE to exchange one investment for anotherswap something for somethingInvestors have doubled their money afterswapping thebonds for a package of cash and shares.Employees were allowed to swap old, effectively worthlessstock for new options.→ See Verb tableswapswap2 (also swop British English) noun [countable] FINANCE an exchange of one investment for anotherThe tax-free stock swap was valued at almost $880 million.The Accounting Standards Board has launched a project to valuedebt-for-equity swaps more accurately. currency swap debt swap interest rate swap
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Verb table
swap
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyswap
he, she, itswaps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswapped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swapped
he, she, ithas swapped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swapped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill swap
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swapped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam swapping
he, she, itis swapping
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you, we, theyare swapping
Past
I, he, she, itwas swapping
you, we, theywere swapping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been swapping
he, she, ithas been swapping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been swapping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be swapping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been swapping
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