Definition and Meanings for swap

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Part of Speech of swap

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun, adverb

Etymology of swap

oe. swappen to strike; cf. e. to strike a bargain; perh. akin to e. sweep. cf. swap a blow, swap, v. i.pos cf. swap, v. t.pos cf. g. schwapp, n., a slap, swap, schwapp, schwapps, interj., slap! smack! and e. swap, v.t see swap, n.pos

Meaning of swap


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

  • to strike; -- with off.
  • to exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to swop.

as intransitive verb, transitive verb

  • to fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.
  • to beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.

as noun

  • a blow; a stroke.
  • an exchange; a barter.

as adverb, noun

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