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swop

[swop] /swɒp/
verb (used with or without object), swopped, swopping, noun Chiefly British.
1.
swap.
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  • The men outside Hegarty's, smoking and swopping yarns with the Schoolmaster, watched him go.

    The Pioneers

    Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • The horse-dealer still stuck to his old courses—coping, swopping, swearing—likely to outlive them all.

    The Fatal Cord Mayne Reid
  • The canvas-backed duck has been praised as highly as the “swopping, swopping mallard” of a comfortable college in Oxford.

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • All over the land men are eternally “swopping stories” at bars, and in the long, endless journeys by railway p. 187and steamer.

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • Before the evening was over he made the discovery that “swopping” was a favourite pastime of the leisure hours of the Den.

    Follow My leader Talbot Baines Reed
  • All you fellows think about is eating and drinking, and then smoking and swopping lies.

    The Boy Scouts On The Range Lieut. Howard Payson
British Dictionary definitions for swopping

swop

/swɒp/
noun, verb swops, swopping, swopped
1.
a variant spelling of swap
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