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Meaning of GIVE AND TAKE

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  mutual interaction; the activity of interchanging or reciprocating
  2. [n]  light teasing repartee
  3. [n]  an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
  4. [v]  make mutual concessions; "In life you have to give and take"
 
 Synonyms: backchat, banter, discussion, interchange, raillery, reciprocation, word
 
 See Also: argument, argumentation, badinage, compromise, conference, dealings, debate, deliberation, dialogue, group discussion, interaction, language, negotiation, oral communication, panel discussion, persiflage, postmortem, public discussion, reciprocity, repartee, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, talks, traffic, ventilation, voice communication

 

 

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