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give (something) for (something)

To yield one thing in order to receive another; to swap. I need more change, so how about I give a dollar for your four quarters there? Celia gave a puzzle for Anthony's little stuffed bear.
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give something for something

to exchange something for something. I will give two brownies for that piece of cake in your lunch box. Jed gave two pigs for an old motorcycle.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I'd give something for a drink of beer." He produced his everlasting pipe, from sheer force of habit.
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