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  • n. A process of compromise or accommodation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make mutual concessions


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  • On these days let shine Emirs and Wazirs and Chamberlains and Viceroys and high Officials and Grandees of the realm and the rest of the levies and the lieges have access to thee and submit their affairs to thee; and do thou their needs and judge among them and give and take with them and bid and forbid.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But with tit-on-tit, it was about a soft and smooth encounter with its equal with a cushiony, sexy sense of give and take that was deliciously appealing.


  • And here I came and saw the first prize I ever saw in my life: and it was between one Mathews, who did beat at all weapons, and one Westwicke, who was soundly cut several times both in the head and legs, that he was all over blood: and other deadly blows they did give and take in very good earnest, till Westwicke was in a most sad pickle.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1663

  • Analysts pointed out that Mr. Humala's military background couldn't be more unlike that of Mr. da Silva, who was a union leader accustomed to the give and take of negotiations.

    Peru Votes in Divisive Runoff for President

  • She felt her body give and take him in, and gloried in the slick, silken glide.

    A Lady of His Own


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