›(of payment) given in the form of goods or services and not money: She wouldn't take any money but said I could pay her in kind by lending her the car.›formalIf you do something in kind, you do the same thing to someone that they have just done to you.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them