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1‘they aim to promote the open exchange of ideas’
interchange, trade, trading, trade-off, swapping, barter, giving and taking, traffic, trafficking, bandying, reciprocity
2‘he became a broker on the exchange’
stock exchange, money market, bourse
3‘they had a brief and acrimonious exchange’
conversation, dialogue, chat, talk, word, discussion, meeting, conference
debate, argument, altercation, war of words
British informal confab, row, barney, slanging match
1‘we exchanged shirts’
trade, swap, switch, barter, change, interchange
‘they exchanged blows with men from a nearby village’
fight, brawl, grapple, scuffle, tussle, box, come to blows, engage in fisticuffs
hit each other
scrap, have a set-to, have a ding-dong
have a punch-up
stoush, go the knuckle
‘the two exchanged words and a fight ensued’
argue, disagree, quarrel, squabble, clash, have an argument, have a disagreement, have a quarrel, have a squabble
have a slanging match
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