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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.
See also: exchange

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

have words (with someone)

To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John's having words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to have words with him if his behavior doesn't improve. It sounds like Tom and Mary are having words again.
See also: have, word

exchange words (with someone)

To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John exchanged words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to exchange words with him if his behavior doesn't improve. It sounds like Tom and Mary are exchanging words again.
See also: exchange, 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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Reverse exchanges provide an opportunity for investors to "warehouse" acquired properties, reserving the right to match them with other properties they may sell within the time limits for a tax-deferred exchange.
They can also be used in "build-to-suit" exchanges, allowing an exchanger to construct or improve a building on the replacement property before the exchange is complete.
Exchanges of real estate often involve personal property issues; clients should be advised of planning strategies involving improvements to the replacement property.
Like-kind exchanges involving partners and partnerships often create potential obstacles to gain deferral; tax advisers and clients should carefully consider solutions and planning.
1031 exchanges do not recognize any gain or loss on the exchange of property held for productive use in a trade or business, or for investment, if such property is exchanged for property of like kind, which is to be held either for productive use in a trade or business or for investment.
Reverse exchanges also help taxpayers when a desirable replacement property that requires a quick closing suddenly becomes available, and the relinquished property is not ready for sale.
To protect from server failure and increase Exchanges availability, an active/passive Exchange server cluster can be deployed with the Microsoft Cluster Service.
Microsoft Exchange provides a rich set of capabilities, including email, personal information management, instant messaging, and real-time collaboration.
CEOs once leapt at the chance to join business-to-business exchanges, fearing they would lose competitive advantage to early adopter rivals if they didn't move quickly.
PAST PROBLEMS WITH CERTAIN SECTION 1031 exchanges had led to the development of the reverse or "parking" exchange in which a third-party "warehouses" the new property until the taxpayer sells the existing property.
In recent months, major corporations have taken -- or signaled plans to take -- equity interest in business-to-business (B2B) exchanges or participate in them.
Online business-to-business exchanges may hold the real key to insurers' Internet success.
Waste exchanges, also known as materials exchanges, are services that help industrial companies find buyers for leftover goods and byproducts that would otherwise be discarded.
The second exception is mandatory but narrow in scope: a revised definition of the "all earnings and profits amount" (the measure of taxable income in certain inbound asset transfers under section 367(b)) would apply to exchanges occurring on or after August 26, 1991.
As the world's leading international equity market we value our links with other exchanges very highly.