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 for Swap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swap \Swap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Swapping.] [OE. swappen to strike; cf. E. to strike a
     bargain; perh. akin to E. sweep. Cf. Swap a blow, Swap,
     v. i.] [Written also swop.]
     1. To strike; -- with off. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "Swap off his
        head!" --Chaucer.
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     2. To exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to
        swop. [Colloq.] --Miss Edgeworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swap \Swap\, v. i. [Cf. Swap, v. t.]
     1. To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently. --C.
        Richardson (Dict.).
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              All suddenly she swapt adown to ground. --Chaucer.
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     2. To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion
        or noise; to flap.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swap \Swap\, n. [Cf. G. schwapp, n., a slap, swap, schwapp,
     schwapps, interj., slap! smack! and E. swap, v.t.]
     1. A blow; a stroke. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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     2. An exchange; a barter. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swap \Swap\, adv. [See Swap, n.]
     Hastily. [Prov. Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  swap
      n 1: an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by
           barter" [syn: barter, swap, swop, trade]
      v 1: exchange or give (something) in exchange for [syn: trade,
           swap, swop, switch]
      2: move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "swap":
     alternate, backscratching, bandy, bang, bargain, barter, bash,
     be quits with, belt, biff, blind bargain, bump, burst, bust,
     buy and sell, change, clap, clash, commute, compensate, cooperate,
     counterchange, crack, crash, crump, deal, dicker, do business,
     even trade, exchange, flap, flop, get back at, get even with,
     give and take, give in exchange, hard bargain, horse trade,
     horse-trade, interchange, knock, logroll, logrolling, pay back,
     permute, pork barrel, pound, rap, reciprocate, report, requite,
     respond, retaliate, return, return the compliment, slam, slap,
     slat, smack, sock, splat, substitute, swap horses, swapping,
     switch, take in exchange, tap, thwack, trade, trade in, trade off,
     trade sight unseen, trade-in, trading, traffic, transpose, truck,
     whack, wham, whap, whomp, whop
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  SWAP
         Shared Wireless Application Protocol (HomeRF Association, WAP,
  WLAN)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  SWAP
         Simple Workflow Access Protocol
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  swap
   vt.
  
      1. [techspeak] To move information from a fast-access memory to a
      slow-access memory (swap out), or vice versa (swap in). Often refers
      specifically to the use of disks as virtual memory. As pieces of data or
      program are needed, they are swapped into core for processing; when they
      are no longer needed they may be swapped out again.
  
      2. The jargon use of these terms analogizes people's short-term memories
      with core. Cramming for an exam might be spoken of as swapping in. If you
      temporarily forget someone's name, but then remember it, your excuse is
      that it was swapped out. To keep something swapped in means to keep it
      fresh in your memory: ?I reread the TECO manual every few months to keep it
      swapped in.? If someone interrupts you just as you got a good idea, you
      might say ?Wait a moment while I swap this out?, implying that a piece of
      paper is your extra-somatic memory and that if you don't swap the idea out
      by writing it down it will get overwritten and lost as you talk. Compare {
      page in, page out.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  swap
  swapped in
  swapped out
  swapping
  
      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.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-11-22)
  

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