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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 careven an old car!
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The swap for counterparty A has converted a variable price issue to a fixed price.
As the pioneer of ATA RAID and the first company to deliver a hot swap enclosure for ATA RAID environments, Promise has recognized the necessity of reliable SATA drive hot swap for server applications," said Sam Sirisena, vice president of sales and marketing worldwide, Promise Technology, Inc.
He structured such deals as a $300 million floating-to-fixed interest rate swap for a District of Columbia General Obligation refunding bond issue, a complicated transaction involving the refunding of more than 200 separate loan obligations; and a $148 million floating-to-fixed rate swap for the City of Philadelphia, the first done by a major city government, in 1990.
Caps are usually sold against the same indices as the floating-rate side of a swap for hedge periods under five years, but cap premiums tend to be prohibitively expensive for longer maturities.