swap for (someone or something)
1. To exchange or trade (something) for some period of time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swap" and "for" to specify what is being traded or exchanged. A: "I really like the colored pencils you're using." B: "And I really like your markers. Let's swap for a while!" If you feel like you have an unequal relationship with your romantic partner, try swapping roles and responsibilities for a little while to gain some perspective from their point of view.
2. To exchange or trade someone or something for someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "swap" and "for." Want to swap your cupcake for my chocolate bar? He fantasized about swapping his mediocre life for that of his wealthy, successful neighbor. I can't believe the team swapped their star quarterback for some rookie no one's ever heard of.
3. To initiate or solicit an exchange or trade with someone for something they possess. A noun or pronoun is used between "swap" and "for." Tommy always wants to swap me for the yummy treats my mom packs in my lunch. I would gladly swap you for your family—they're so normal compared to mine!
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swap someone or something for (someone or something else)
to trade someone or something for someone or something else. I will swap my shortstop for your second baseman. There are times when I would gladly swap you for a new car—even an old car!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.