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exchange flesh

To engage in sexual intercourse. The party atmosphere in college encourages many students to drink too much and exchange flesh with as many people as they can.
See also: exchange, flesh

private branch exchange

A telephone system within an institution or business that can only be used by the people inside that establishment. There was an issue with the private branch exchange this morning, but we hope to have the phones working again shortly.
See also: branch, exchange, private

didn't exchange more than three words with (one)

Didn't talk to one much or at length. I'm not sure how Lydia's doing—I didn't exchange more than three words with her at the dinner party.
See also: exchange, more, three, word

exchange (something) with (one)

To trade or swap something with someone else. Don't tell mom that I exchanged half of my sandwich with one of the others kids for a bag of chips. Mom wants us to save our money instead of exchanging Christmas gifts with each other this year.
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exchange (something) for (something)

To return or trade an item for something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "exchange" and "for." These shoes are way too big—I need to exchange them for a smaller size. April wants to exchange one of her birthday gifts for something she likes better.
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exchange no more than (an amount of) words

To speak only briefly to someone. A certain number of words is stated after "than." I did see Miranda tonight, but we exchanged no more than three words, so I don't know how she's doing. Steve must be mad at me—we exchanged no more than two words all day.
See also: amount, exchange, more, no, word

didn't exchange more than three words with someone

to say hardly anything to someone. (The number may vary.) I know Tom was there, but I am sure that I didn't exchange more than three words with him before he left. We hardly exchanged more than two words the whole evening. Sally and Liz didn't have enough time to exchange more than five words.
See also: exchange, more, three, word

exchange no more than

some number of words with someone and not exchange more than some number of words with someone; hardly exchange more than some number of words with someone; scarcely exchange more than some number of words with someone to say hardly anything to someone. (Always negative.) I know Tom was there, but I am sure that I didn't exchange more than three words with him before he left. We hardly exchanged more than two words the whole evening. Sally and Liz didn't have enough time to exchange more than five words.
See also: exchange, more, no

exchange something for something

to trade something for something else. I will exchange this one for a larger size. Can this be exchanged for something more suitable?
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exchange something with someone

to trade something with someone. I exchange Christmas presents with him, but I never see him otherwise. Let's exchange coats with each other.
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in exchange (for someone or something)

in return for someone or something. They gave us two of our prisoners in exchange for two of theirs. I gave him chocolate in exchange for some licorice. John gave Mary a book and got a sweater in exchange.
See also: exchange

substitute for someone or something

to serve as a replacement for someone or something. I have to substitute for Roger at work this weekend. Do you think that this will substitute for the one you wanted?
See also: substitute

substitute someone for (someone else)

 and substitute something for something else
to exchange someone or something for someone or something else; to replace someone or something with someone or something else. Shall I substitute Fred for Mary in the front office? Please substitute fish for beef on my dinner order.
See also: substitute

in exchange

Also, in exchange for. In return (for something or someone), as in Jim lent Bill his motorcycle, and Bill offered his car in exchange, or At the party, the guests were given cookies in exchange for the ones they brought. [Late 1500s]
See also: exchange

have/exchange ˈwords (with somebody) (about something)

(especially British English) argue or quarrel with somebody because you do not like the way they have behaved: I had to have words with him about his behaviour.They both got angry and had words.
See also: exchange, have, word
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It is essential that you protect Exchange from a total system failure and are able to restore a complete Exchange database.
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A reverse exchange allows you to take advantage of these tax benefits in situations where a forward exchange would be impracticable.
If the seller isn't willing to delay the closing until you dispose of the relinquished property, a reverse exchange may be an attractive alternative.
1031 exchange requirement is that the property transferred (relinquished property) and the property received (replacement property) must be "like-kind.
Clients sometimes wish to sell the relinquished property and then exchange into the replacement property when improvements are to be constructed on the latter later.
The first obvious advantage of this dual-key arrangement would be the calming of political pressures over apparent competitive depreciations--none of the big three issuers could be accused of exchange rate manipulation, and that accusation no longer could be used as a rallying cry for protectionism or nativist complaints about burden-sharing.
Exchange rate interventions would become far more credible since they would only be undertaken when coordinated, and thus backed by all countries involved (we already know that coordinated interventions are more effective when known to be joint).
1031 delayed "forward" exchange, an exchanging taxpayer must scramble to identify a suitable replacement property in real estate markets that have too many qualified buyers and too few properties for sale.
Which is why, this past December, when Grinberg was considering joining fledgling food industry exchange EFS Network, he had to think hard about it.
To be covered under the safe harbor, an exchange must include a number of written elements and be completed within 180 days to receive automatic protection.
Will there be problems integrating IT systems between the exchange and the potential suppliers and customers?
It is essentially an exchange that preregisters agents and brokers and prequalifies them as to what types and amounts of business they are interested in buying.
Typically, an exchange operates in a small region, such as a city or a county, and serves local industries.
The exchange, however, could still be a taxable event under the new section 367(b) proposed regulations.