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swap

verb [T] (-pp-) ( UK also swop)
 
 
/swɒp/
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?
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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