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in exchange

Definition of in exchange

  1. :  in return when the thing given is something of similar value <If I give you this, what will you give me in exchange?> <She bought me dinner in exchange for helping her move.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the act of giving or taking one thing in return for another :  trade

    :  the act or process of substituting one thing for another

    :  reciprocal giving and receiving

  1. :  to part with, give, or transfer in consideration of something received as an equivalent

    :  to have replaced by other merchandise

    :  to part with for a substitute

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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