Definitions for give and take

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discussion, give-and-take, word(noun)

    an exchange of views on some topic

    "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"

  2. banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat(noun)

    light teasing repartee

  3. interchange, reciprocation, give-and-take(verb)

    mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

  4. give and take(verb)

    make mutual concessions

    "In life you have to give and take"


  1. give and take(Noun)

    A process of compromise or accommodation.


  1. Christadelphian Sunday School Union

    The Christadelphian Sunday School Union is an organisation which provides lessons, books, magazines and other services for Christadelphian Sunday schools and youth groups. The CSSU provides lessons both for the use of teachers, and also for distance education. Materials are divided for ages 3-6, 7-10, 11-14 and 14+. The CSSU also publishes three magazines: My Sunday School Magazine, aimed at children aged 3-7. Bible Explorers, aimed at 7- to 11-year-old Sunday school children. It is published bimonthly and contains bible stories, lessons, puzzles and competitions. Until mid-2008 it was called Give and Take. The Word, for young people aged 11 and over A further magazine, Faith Alive!, for older teens and young people is produced by The Christadelphian.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. HyunSoung Kim:

    People should help each other just like the ocean and earth help each other through the water wave which is an give and take action.

  2. Tayyip Erdogan:

    It is not a process of bargaining or give-and-take. The peace process is not about giving concessions. We will not allow any step which would hurt the memories of our martyrs.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    True love ought to be give and take i.e. true love should be more of mutual concession/compromise. As a matter of fact, any love/relationship which is devoid of concession/compromise won't/can't last long.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I'm going to keep talking to my old friends, whoever they are, he's been a friend of mine for a long time. He sent me unsolicited emails, which I passed on in some instances, and that's just part of the give-and-take.

  5. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    We don't say the deal is totally in favour of Iran. Any negotiation is a give and take. We have definitely shown some flexibility, i tell you as I told the Supreme Leader, we did our best to preserve most of the red lines, if not all.

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