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noun exchange pronunciation in British English /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/
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pluralexchanges
  1. 1
    [countable] a situation in which one person gives another person something and receives something else of a similar type or value in return
    exchange of:

    The two sides agreed an exchange of prisoners of war.

    1. a.
      a situation in which people give each other information or discuss their ideas and opinions
      exchange of:

      We had a frank exchange of views.

      There was an angry exchange of letters between the two firms.

    2. b.
      a situation in which someone shoots at another person and the other person shoots back
      an exchange of fire/gunfire/shots:

      There was an exchange of fire and three soldiers fell dead.

  2. 2
    [countable] formal an angry conversation
    heated exchange:

    Paul and Mark were having a heated exchange in the office.

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