I know that repartee is a word, but would the past tense be reparteed?
Example: "Hey, what gives?" Joan reparteed.
This could be used in creative writing, but it is, as the others have said, a noun normally (and in al the dictionaries I could find) and not a verb.Example: "Hey, what gives?" Joan reparteed.
As has been said 'More or less any noun can be verbed'.
But I wouldn't call this a creative example; it feels to me like a rather creaky attempt at 'elegant variation'. Enid Blyton, a children's writer very popular in the '40s and '50s, was a notable offender. Characters in her books rarely just said anything - they 'carolled/chirped/chorussed/mused/queried....'
Besides, 'repartee' involves rapid and witty responses. Asking 'Hey, what gives?' isn't repartee (the noun); so it would be silly to use it verbally - however creative the writing - in this context.