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give and take

noun uk   us  
C2 [U] willingness to accept suggestions from another person and give up some of your own: In every friendship there has to be some give and take.Reciprocating [S] US an exchange of ideas or statements: The candidates engaged in a lively give and take, witnessed by a huge television audience.Debate and discussion
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