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swap around

To exchange two or more people or things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swap" and "around." We decided to swap our seats around to see if it affected the normal classroom discussion at all. Now, be sure not to swap around the dosages of these two medications, or you'll be in for a world of hurt! He swapped the two players around to confuse the other team.
See also: around, swap
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

swap around

v.
1. To exchange some set of things, moving each into the position of another: I swapped the screws around in the holes until I had them all in the right places. We bought several books from the bookstore and swapped them around between us.
2. To trade places: We each wanted to sit on the other side of the table, so we swapped around. I asked the man sitting in the window seat if he would swap around with me so I could see the ocean.
See also: around, swap
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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