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put-and-take

[poo t-n-teyk]
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noun
  1. any of various games of chance played with a teetotum or other special type of top, in which each player puts in an equal stake before starting to spin the top.

Origin of put-and-take

First recorded in 1920–25
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  • Our game of Put-and-Take was running along merrily when we heard a shriek, then another.

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    Dama Margaret Smith

  • The sugar was paid for from the proceeds of a Put-and-Take game that kept us entertained.

    I Married a Ranger

    Dama Margaret Smith