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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.
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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 (someone)

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 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, 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

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.
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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]
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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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Finally, I document that the underwriting costs of exchangeable offerings are less than those of secondary offerings making it a lower cost means of disposing of a block of stock.
17,496,000 exchangeable class 2-A-7 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
20,387,000 exchangeable class 3-A-9 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
16,990,000 exchangeable class 3-A-1 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
A final copy of the Prospectus for the exchangeable notes offering can be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co.
38,472,000 exchangeable class 7-A-1 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
40,794,000 exchangeable classes 2-A-3 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
In announcing the revised terms of the restructuring plan and today's closing of the exchangeable note offering, Alan R.
16,358,000 exchangeable classes 2-A-9 'AAA', Outlook Stable;
88 percent Cumulative Convertible Exchangeable Preferred Stock (preferred stock), convertible into shares of common stock of the company at $31.
22,349,000 exchangeable class 1-A-12 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX) today announced that it filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register a public offering of $75 million aggregate liquidation preference of cumulative convertible exchangeable preferred stock and additional preferred stock with aggregate liquidation preference of $11.
152,744,000 exchangeable class 1-A-1 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
This transaction contains certain classes designated as Exchangeable REMIC certificates and Exchangeable Certificates.