give-and-take

give-and-take
noun
1. light teasing repartee
Syn: ↑banter, ↑raillery, ↑backchat
Derivationally related forms: ↑banter (for: ↑banter)
Hypernyms: ↑repartee
Hyponyms: ↑badinage, ↑persiflage
2. an exchange of views on some topic
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we had a good discussion

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we had a word or two about it

Syn: ↑discussion, ↑word
Derivationally related forms: ↑discuss (for: ↑discussion)
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms:
3. mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
Syn: ↑interchange, ↑reciprocation
Derivationally related forms: ↑reciprocate (for: ↑reciprocation), ↑interchange (for: ↑interchange)
Hypernyms: ↑interaction

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n
adaptability, compromise, negotiation, flexibility, co-operation, goodwill, willingness, compliance

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I. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: give (I) + and + take, v.
1. Britain : of or relating to a race in which the horses carry weights that vary according to their heights
2. [give-and-take (II) ] : characterized by give-and-take

give-and-take methods of adjustment — Dexter Perkins

II. noun
Etymology: give (I) + and + take, v.
1. : the practice of making mutual concessions : compromise

negotiation in the nature of things entails give-and-take — G.W.Johnson

2. : good-natured exchange of ideas

the give-and-take of conversation

prefers the give-and-take of the committee room to the fanfare of the forum — Today

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/giv"euhn tayk"/, n.
1. the practice of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation.
2. good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.
[1760-70]

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give-and-take UK US noun [uncountable]
a situation in which people or groups who want different things each give some things to the others and get some things from the others
Thesaurus: obedience and cooperationhyponym to obey a law or rule, or to accept someone's authoritysynonym

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give-and-take «GIHV uhn TAYK», noun.
1. an even or fair exchange; mutual concession.
2. good-natured banter; exchange of talk.

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/ˌgıvənˈteık/ noun [noncount]
1 : the process by which people reach an agreement with each other by giving up something that was wanted and agreeing to some of the things wanted by the other person

A successful marriage requires a lot of give-and-take between husband and wife.

2 US : the act or process of exchanging ideas or comments

She enjoys a lot of friendly give-and-take with her customers.


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