give-and-take

noun
\ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give-and-take. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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give-and-take

noun

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
: the act or process of exchanging ideas or comments

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