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swapverb [I or T]

-pp- alsoUK swop -pp- uk   /swɒp/ us   /swɑːp/
C1 to give something and be given something else instead: When you've finished reading your book, 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 wear formal clothes instead of informal ones). [+ two objects] I'll swap you my chocolate bar for your peanuts. 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   /swɒp/ us  
FINANCE to exchange one investment for another: Lenders agreed to swap part of Eurotunnel's £8.8 billion debt for shares.
FINANCE to exchange payments on a loan in one currency for those in another: The county will swap its variable-rate interest payments for the certainty of a fixed rate payment.
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   /swɒp/ us  
FINANCE a situation in which one investment is exchanged for another: Many investors carry 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 dollar loan can arrange with a firm that wants a floating rate Yen loan for an interest rate 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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