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give and takenoun

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C2 [U] willingness to ​acceptsuggestions from another ​person and give up some of ​your own: In every ​friendship there has to be some give and take. [S] US an ​exchange of ​ideas or ​statements: The ​candidatesengaged in a lively give and take, ​witnessed by a ​hugetelevisionaudience.
(Definition of give and take from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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give-and-takenoun [U]

 us   /ˌɡɪv·ənˈteɪk/
a ​freeexchange of ​ideas or ​opinions: We were ​simply told what to do – there wasn’t any give-and-take. A give-and-take is also the ​willingness to ​accept some of another person's ​ideas and give up some of ​your own: Any ​successfulnegotiationinvolves some give-and-take.
(Definition of give-and-take from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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