giveback

noun give·back \ ˈgiv-ˌbak \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of giveback

: a previous gain (such as an increase in wages or benefits) given back to management by workers (as in a labor contract)

Examples of giveback in a Sentence

  1. The union had to agree to certain givebacks in order to save the jobs of all its members.

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First Known Use of giveback

1978


give back

verb

Definition of give back

intransitive verb
transitive verb
: to send in return or reply : restore, return

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First Known Use of give back

1548


GIVEBACK Defined for English Language Learners

giveback

noun

Definition of giveback for English Language Learners

  • business : a previous gain (such as increased wages or benefits) that is given back to a company by workers as part of an agreement


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giveback

noun give·back \ ˈgiv-ˌbak \

legal Definition of giveback

: a previous gain (as an increase in wages or benefits) given back to management by workers (as in a labor contract)

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