swap out

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swap out (third-person singular simple present swaps out, present participle swapping out, simple past and past participle swapped out)

  1. (transitive, computing) To transfer (memory contents) into a swap file.
  2. (transitive or intransitive) To exchange (something or someone) for an unused (or less-used) equivalent.
    Those men are tired; let's swap that unit out.
    I can't keep going; is it okay if I swap out?
  3. (transitive) To exchange (something) for (something else). (usually followed by with or for)
    I'll swap out the dead battery for a new one.




swap out (plural swap outs)

  1. Anything that is swapped out for another; an exchange.
  2. (television) A pre-prepared food item used in place of an unfinished food item in order to cut down the overall preparation time during filming.
    Luckily, on this show we have swap outs, so we don't have to wait.

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