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English noun: give-and-take

1. give-and-take (communication) an exchange of views on some topic


SamplesWe had a good discussion.
We had a word or two about it.


Synonymsdiscussion, word


Broader (hypernym)language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication


Narrower (hyponym)argument, argumentation, conference, debate, deliberation, dialogue, group discussion, negotiation, panel discussion, post-mortem, postmortem, public discussion, talks, ventilation

2. give-and-take (communication) light teasing repartee


Synonymsbackchat, banter, raillery


Broader (hypernym)repartee


Narrower (hyponym)badinage, persiflage

3. give-and-take (act) mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)


Synonymsinterchange, reciprocation


Broader (hypernym)interaction


Narrower (hyponym)cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization, dealings, reciprocity, traffic









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