Pronunciation Verb

swap (swaps, present participle swapping; past and past participle swapped)

  1. (transitive) To exchange#Verb|exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).
    Synonyms: exchange, switch, trade
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To hit#Verb|hit, to strike#Verb|strike.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To beat#Verb|beat the air#Noun|air, or ply#Verb|ply the wing#Noun|wings, with a sweeping#Adjective|sweeping motion or noise; to flap#Verb|flap.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To descend or fall#Verb|fall; to rush#Verb|rush hastily or violently.
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swap (plural swaps)

  1. An exchange of two comparable things.
  2. (finance) A financial derivative in which two parties agree to exchange one stream of cashflow against another stream.
  3. (computing, informal, uncountable) Space available in a swap file for use as auxiliary memory.
    How much swap do you need?
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  1. (obsolete, UK, dialect) A blow; a stroke.

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