haggle

  • 1 haggle — hag‧gle [ˈhægl] verb [intransitive] COMMERCE to argue about a price or other amount of money before reaching an agreement: haggle over • The Maine Legislature has been haggling over the state s budget for months. haggling noun [uncountable] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Haggle — Hag gle, v. i. To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle. [1913 Webster] Royalty and science never haggled about the value of blood. Walpole. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Haggle — Hag gle, n. The act or process of haggling. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Haggle — Hag gle (h[a^]g g l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haggled} ( g ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haggling} ( gl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of Scot. hag, E. hack. See {Hack} to cut.] To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 haggle — I verb argue, bargain, beat down, bid for, chaffer, deal, dicker, dispute, drive a bargain, higgle, make terms, negotiate, palter, quibble, stickle, underbid, wrangle associated concepts: arm s length bargaining, bickering over price II index… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 haggle — (v.) 1570s, to cut unevenly (implied in haggler), frequentative of haggen to chop (see HACK (Cf. hack) (v.1)). Sense of argue about price first recorded c.1600, probably from notion of chopping away. Related: Haggled; haggling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 haggle — [v] bicker, quarrel argue, bargain, barter, beat down*, cavil, chaffer, deal, dicker*, dispute, hammer out a deal*, horse trade*, make a deal*, palter, quibble, squabble, wrangle; concept 46 Ant. agree, comply, concur …

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  • 8 haggle — ► VERB ▪ dispute or bargain persistently, especially over a price. ► NOUN ▪ a period of haggling. DERIVATIVES haggler noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «hack, mangle»: from Old Norse …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 haggle — [hag′əl] vt. haggled, haggling [freq. of HAG2] to chop or cut crudely; hack; mangle vi. to argue about terms, price, etc.; bargain; wrangle n. the act of haggling haggler n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 haggle — UK [ˈhæɡ(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms haggle : present tense I/you/we/they haggle he/she/it haggles present participle haggling past tense haggled past participle haggled 1) to argue in order to agree on the price of something haggle… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 haggle — [[t]hæ̱g(ə)l[/t]] haggles, haggling, haggled V RECIP If you haggle, you argue about something before reaching an agreement, especially about the cost of something that you are buying. [V with n] Ella showed her the best places to go for a good… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 haggle — hag|gle [ hægl ] verb intransitive 1. ) to argue in order to agree on the price of something: haggle with: You get good prices on materials by haggling with local manufacturers. haggle over/about: I didn t bother to haggle about the price. haggle …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 haggle — v. (D; intr.) to haggle about, over; with * * * [ hæg(ə)l] over with (D; intr.) to haggle about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 haggle — hag|gle [ˈhægəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: hag [i] to cut (14 19 centuries)] to argue when you are trying to agree about the price of something haggle over ▪ tourists haggling over the price of souvenirs haggle with ▪ Ted was haggling with the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 haggle — verb (I) to argue, especially when trying to agree about the price of something: haggle with sb over/about: I had to haggle with the taxi driver over the fare. haggling noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 haggle — hag•gle [[t]ˈhæg əl[/t]] v. gled, gling, n. 1) to bargain in a petty, quibbling, often contentious manner: to haggle for a better price[/ex] 2) to dispute or cavil; wrangle: to haggle over the use of a word[/ex] 3) to mangle in cutting; hack 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 Haggle — When two parties involved in the purchase of a good and service negotiate the price until both parties can mutual agree on a price. The process of haggling involves two parties making offers and counteroffers to each other. The individual trying… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 18 Haggle — To haggle is to argue or negotiate over a price. Most people that wangle stuff are usually quite good at haggling. I just learnt that in the USA you dicker over a price, particularly for used cars! …

    The American's guide to speaking British

  • 19 haggle — / hæg(ə)l/ verb to discuss prices and terms and try to reduce them ● to haggle about or over the details of a contract ● After two days’ haggling the contract was signed …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 20 haggle — / hæg(ə)l/ verb to discuss prices and terms and try to reduce them ● to haggle about or over the details of a contract ● After two days’ haggling the contract was signed …

    Dictionary of banking and finance