Gorman says she was shocked that “one of their own” would steal narcotics out from under their noses and swap the syringes.
Etta James, an avid doll collector who loved going to swap meets and garage sales, died the following morning.
The U.S. got a relatively good deal—three Cuban spies were returned to their country in the swap.
Armed Services might not be the only committee investigating the circumstances around the Bergdahl swap.
And it gives Petraeus and Panetta—as they swap agencies—the foundation for designing a new blueprint for covert warfare.
Milo and Eddie got friendly too, and found a harbor behind the barn where they could smoke and swap sympathy.
I guess I can swap off with him; but I don't want to run arter him.
In the descent he would sometimes "swap ends" so many times, that it was a marvel that a broken neck was not the result.
You mean you've decided to take up with Payne's offer and swap your lot for his?
You are a bad hand at a bargain, mistress, if you will swap Caesar for Antony.
c.1300, "to strike, strike the hands together," possibly imitative of the sound of hitting. The sense of "exchange, barter, trade" is first recorded 1590s, possibly from the practice of slapping hands together as a sign of agreement in bargaining. Related: Swapped; swapping. The noun in this sense is attested from 1620s.
To move a program from fast-access memory to a slow-access memory ("swap out"), or vice versa ("swap in"). The term often refers specifically to the use of a hard disk (or a swap file) as virtual memory or "swap space".
When a program is to be executed, possibly as determined by a scheduler, it is swapped into core for processing; when it can no longer continue executing for some reason, or the scheduler decides its time slice has expired, it is swapped out again.
This contrasts with "paging" systems in which only parts of a program's memory is transfered.