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Meaning of “swap” in the English Dictionary

"swap" in British English

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swapverb [I or T]

(-pp-) (alsoUK swop (-pp-)) uk   /swɒp/  us   /swɑːp/
C1 to give something and be given something ​elseinstead: When you've ​finishedreadingyourbook, and I've ​finished mine, can we swap? We swapped ​addresses with the ​people we ​met on ​holiday. When he got a ​job in a ​bank, he had to swap his ​jeans and ​T-shirt for a ​suit (= he had to ​wearformalclothesinstead of ​informalones). [+ two objects] I'll swap you my ​chocolatebar foryourpeanuts. We ​spent the ​evening swapping (= ​telling each other)stories/​jokes.
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swapnoun [C]

(UK also swop) uk   /swɒp/  us   /swɑːp/
(Definition of swap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swap" in American English

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swapverb [I/T]

 us   /swɑp/ (-pp-) infml
to ​exchange one thing for another: [T] The two ​computers can ​easily swap ​data.
swap
noun [C]  us   /swɑp/
They ​proposed a ​straight swap of ​food for ​tools.
(Definition of swap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"swap" in Business English

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swapverb [T]

(-pp-) ( UK also swop) uk   us   /swɒp/
FINANCE to ​exchange one ​investment for another: Lenders ​agreed to swap ​part of Eurotunnel's £8.8 ​billiondebt for ​shares.
FINANCE to ​exchangepayments on a ​loan in one ​currency for those in another: The county will swap its variable-rate ​interestpayments for the certainty of a ​fixedratepayment.
to ​exchange something you have for something else: John and Marla ​agreed to swap ​offices.swap sth for sth Most ​consumers said they wouldn't swap the ​product for a ​cheaper own-label ​brand.swap sth with sb Do you want to swap ​seats with me?

swapnoun [C]

( UK also swop) uk   us   /swɒp/
FINANCE a ​situation in which one ​investment is ​exchanged for another: Many ​investorscarry out debt-for-equity swaps.
FINANCE a ​situation in which ​payments on a ​loan in one ​currency are ​exchanged for those in another: A ​firm that ​wants a US ​dollarloan can ​arrange with a ​firm that ​wants a ​floatingrate Yen ​loan for an ​interestrate swap.
a ​situation in which someone ​exchanges something they have for something else: Her ​boss suggested they do a job swap for a day.
(Definition of swap from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swap”
in Arabic يَتَبادَل…
in Korean 바꾸다…
in Portuguese trocar…
in Catalan intercanviar…
in Japanese ~を交換する, 取り替える…
in Chinese (Simplified) 交换,交易…
in Turkish değiş tokuş etmek, trampa etmek…
in Russian обмениваться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 交換,交易…
in Italian scambiare…
in Polish zamieniać (się), wymieniać (się)…
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