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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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However, when we look at giving for non-religious causes (Table 10), while low or moderate frequency participation in religious services still has a significant independent relationship, high frequency of participation does not.
And when we remove charitable organisations from this set and look only at giving for civic causes we find that weekly attendance is negatively correlated with the likelihood of giving.
Individual giving, including the estimate for disaster relief contributions, was 76.5 percent of the total estimated giving for 2005, according to Giving USA.
The bequests category, estimated at $17.44 billion, was 6.7 percent of giving for 2005.
Wisconsin woman who says she has been giving for years, asks for a yearly financial report before she sends money.
Schervish and Havens determined the aggregate income and aggregate charitable giving for residents in each state and the District of Columbia.