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[poo t-n-teyk] /ˈpʊt nˈteɪk/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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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  • The sugar was paid for from the proceeds of a put-and-take game that kept us entertained.

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