in return meaning

  "in return" in a sentence
  • Adverb: in return
    1. (often followed by 'for') in exchange or in reciprocation
      "gave up our seats on the plane and in return received several hundred dollars and seats on the next plane out"; "we get many benefits in return for our taxes"
      - reciprocally

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  • [American slang]
    adv. phr. In order to give back something; as payment; in recognition or exchange. Often used with "for". Bud gave me his knife and I gave him marbles in return. The lady helped Mother when she was sick and in return Mother often invited her to dinner. How much did John give you in return for your bicycle? I hit him in return for the time he hit me. I wrote Dad a letter and got a package in return.


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  1. i bought him a drink in return for his help.
  2. what do we give them in return?
  3. but in return you dragged the entire race into the slime!
  4. his wife had behaved kindly to him in return for his unkindness.
  5. and that in return he should purr, and be sleek and graceful.

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