give-and-take

[giv-uh n-teyk]

noun

the practice of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation.
good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.

Nearby words

  1. give vent to,
  2. give voice to,
  3. give way,
  4. give way to,
  5. give what for,
  6. give-up,
  7. giveaway,
  8. giveback,
  9. given,
  10. given name

Origin of give-and-take

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for give-and-take

give-and-take

noun

mutual concessions, shared benefits, and cooperation
a smoothly flowing exchange of ideas and talk

verb give and take (intr)

to make mutual concessions
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