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English definition of “swap”

swap

verb [I or T] (-pp-) (UK also swop (-pp-))     /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 in the pub, swapping (= telling each other) stories/jokes. → Synonym exchange verbReplacing and exchanging
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