Bargaining
Bargain Bar"gain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bargained} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bargaining}.] To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another. [1913 Webster]

{To bargain away}, to dispose of in a bargain; -- usually with a sense of loss or disadvantage; as, to bargain away one's birthright. ``The heir . . . had somehow bargained away the estate.'' --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


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  • bargaining — bar|gain|ing [ˈba:gənıŋ US ˈba:r ] n [U] 1.) discussion in order to reach an agreement about a sale, contract etc = ↑negotiation wage/pay bargaining ▪ The government would not intervene in private sector wage bargaining. ▪ The 4% pay raise was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bargaining — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hard ▪ There will be some hard bargaining before an agreement is reached. ▪ collective ▪ Unions were insistent on the right to collective bargaining. ▪ institutional …   Collocations dictionary

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  • bargaining — n. collective; plea bargaining * * * [ bɑːgɪnɪŋ] plea bargaining collective …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bargaining — noun (U) 1 discussion in order to reach agreement about a sale, contract etc: The 4% pay raise was the result of some hard bargaining. 2 bargaining position the power that a person or group has in a discussion or argument …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bargaining — Bar|gai|ning 〈[ gɛınıŋ] n.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.; Wirtsch.〉 1. 〈i. w. S.〉 a) jede Form von Verhandlung zwischen zwei Parteien in der freien Wirtschaft b) erfolgreicher Abschluss dieser Verhandlungen 2. 〈i. e. S.〉 Verhandlungen zwischen… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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