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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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