noun an equal exchange
swop; barter; trade.
- we had no money so we had to live by barter
verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
switch; swop; trade.
verb move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
Swap transitive verb
to strike; cf. E. to strike
a bargain; perh. akin to E. sweep
. Cf. Swap
a blow, Swap
, v. i.
imperfect & past participle Swapped ; present participle & verbal noun Swapping
- To strike; -- with off. Obs. or Prov. Eng. "Swap off his head!"
- To exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to swop. Colloq.
Swap intransitive verb
, v. t.
- To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.
C. Richardson (Dict.).
All suddenly she swapt adown to ground.
- To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.
Cf. G. schwapp
, n., a slap, swap, schwapp
, interj., slap! smack! and E. swap
- A blow; a stroke. Obs. or Prov. Eng.
- An exchange; a barter. Colloq.
Sir W. Scott.
- Hastily. Prov. Eng.
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