\ ˌgiv-ən-ˈtāk How to pronounce give-and-take (audio) \

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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The first known use of give-and-take was in 1679

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“Give-and-take.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners 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
US : the act or process of exchanging ideas or comments

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