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give–and–take

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noun \ˌgiv-ən-ˈtāk\

Simple Definition of give–and–take

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of give–and–take

  1. 1 :  the practice of making mutual concessions :  compromise

  2. 2 :  a usually good-natured exchange (as of ideas or comments)


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