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swap

verb [I or T] (-pp-) (also mainly UK 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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noun [C] (UK also swop) uk   /swɒp/  us   /swɑːp/
an exchange, or something that is going to be or has been exchanged: I thought Simon's food looked nicer than mine, so we did a swap. This comic is a swap (= something that was exchanged) that I got from Nick.
Translations of “swap”
in Korean 바꾸다…
in Arabic يَتَبادَل…
in Portuguese trocar…
in Catalan intercanviar…
in Japanese ~を交換する, 取り替える…
in Italian scambiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 交換,交易…
in Russian обмениваться…
in Turkish değiş tokuş etmek, trampa etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 交换,交易…
in Polish zamieniać (się), wymieniać (się)…
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