- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to give something to someone and receive something in exchange swap (something) (with somebody) I'm finished with this magazine. Can I swap with you? swap something for something I swapped my red scarf for her blue one. swap something Can we swap places? I can't see the screen. We spent the evening swapping stories (= telling each other stories) about our travels. swap somebody something for something I swapped him my CD for his posters.
- 2 [intransitive] to start doing someone else's job, etc. while they do yours I'll drive there, and then we'll swap on the way back.
- 3 [transitive] to replace one person or thing with another swap somebody/something (for somebody/something) I think I'll swap this sweater for one in another color. Idioms
NAmE//swɑp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swap
he / she / it swaps
past simple swapped
-ing form swapping
(usually used in negative sentences) to be in someone else's situation I'm perfectly happy—I wouldn't change places with anyone.
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