[ in-kahynd ]
/ ˈɪnˌkaɪnd /
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paid or given in goods, commodities, or services instead of money: in-kind welfare programs.
paying or returning something of the same kind as that received or offered.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with in-kind
With produce or commodities rather than money. For example, I edited Bob's book for payment in kind; he gave me voice lessons in exchange. [c. 1600]
In the same manner or with an equivalent, as in He returned the insult in kind. [Early 1700s]
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