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    live by "give and take"

    GIVE AND TAKE

    My teacher said that "give" here meaned give up.

    Can you please explain it to me?

    Thank you

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    Re: live by "give and take"

    Give and take usually denotes flexibility, compromise. You give something, and then take something from the other person, such as in a market. When you bargain, you give up some of your money, right? You start by saying, I will have this box of Rs.20. The shop keeper says it costs Rs.40. Then, you give some more money and says, Okay, I will give you Rs.30 and purchase the box. This kind of bargaining/compromise is a process of "Give and Take".
    Hope this satisfies you.
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    nat-bas.
    PS: By the way, meaned is not really accurate. You can use 'means', I think.

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    Re: live by "give and take"

    Thank you for your reply, nat_bas

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