noun \ˌgiv-ən-ˈtāk\

: the process by which people reach an agreement with each other by giving up something that was wanted and agreeing to some of the things wanted by the other person

: the act or process of exchanging ideas or comments

Full Definition of GIVE-AND-TAKE

:  the practice of making mutual concessions :  compromise
:  a usually good-natured exchange (as of ideas or comments)

First Known Use of GIVE-AND-TAKE



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