give-and-take

noun \ ˌgiv-ən-ˈtāk \

Definition of give-and-take

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

First Known Use of give-and-take

1679

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GIVE-AND-TAKE Defined for English Language Learners

give-and-take

Definition of give-and-take for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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