verb (used with object), swapped, swap·ping.
verb (used without object), swapped, swap·ping.
Origin of swap
Examples from the Web for swapped
Only they swapped out the guitars in favor of trumpets and trombones.Ohio State Marching Band Rock Out (With Their Tubas Out)|Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moral duties and doubts of adulthood are swapped out for the histrionic creeds of adolescence.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel|Steve Almond|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2008, the drug heparin was tied to dozens of deaths after most of the active ingredient was swapped with a counterfeit.
Was Krieger swapped with a clone during the fifth season finale?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed on the Big Twist and the End of ‘Vice’|Marlow Stern|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most fit are crossbred—chunks of their code are swapped, creating a new generation.This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection|James Barrat|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the man he had met in the gospel tent, the man he had chased for a horse-thief and then swapped mounts with.Bar-20 Days|Clarence E. Mulford
I swapped horses with Mohammed, the kingly-looking Egyptian who is our Ferguson's lieutenant.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
These they swapped for flour and feed at the ranches or squalid, straggling frontier towns.Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches|Theodore Roosevelt
He said in one that when he was on picket duty he had "swapped lies and grub" with the picket on the other side.An Unoficial Patriot|Helen Gardener
Sidney had swapped her spiciest stories for old lady Gordon's richest food.Oldfield|Nancy Huston Banks
British Dictionary definitions for swapped
verb swaps, swapping, swapped, swops, swopping or swopped
Word Origin for swap
Word Origin and History for swapped
c.1300, "to strike, strike the hands together," possibly imitative of the sound of hitting. The sense of "exchange, barter, trade" is first recorded 1590s, possibly from the practice of slapping hands together as a sign of agreement in bargaining. Related: Swapped; swapping. The noun in this sense is attested from 1620s.