bargain


bargain
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noun
1 sth sold at a lower price
ADJECTIVE
absolute, amazing, excellent, good, great, incredible, real
VERB + BARGAIN
find, get, pick up

I picked up a really good bargain in the market.

BARGAIN + NOUN
buy (esp. BrE), price, rate
hunter, hunting
basement

The shop sells books at bargain-basement prices.

bin
2 agreement
ADJECTIVE
grand (esp. AmE)
VERB + BARGAIN
make, strike
PREPOSITION
bargain between

A bargain was struck between the employers and the unions.

bargain with

I'll make a bargain with you.

PHRASES
drive a hard bargain (= force sb to agree to the arrangement that is best for you)
sb's half of the bargain, sb's part of the bargain, sb's side of the bargain

Her part of the bargain was to provide the food.

keep (to) your half of the bargain, keep (to) your part of the bargain, keep (to) your side of the bargain

You haven't kept your side of the bargain.

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verb
ADVERB
hard

He bargained hard and was stubborn.

collectively

the right of workers to bargain collectively

PREPOSITION
about

He was prepared to bargain about money.

for

to bargain for a better salary

over

crowds of men bargaining over horses

with

He tried to bargain with her.


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  • bargain — bar·gain 1 n often attrib [Old French bargaigne negotiation, haggling, from bargaignier to haggle] 1: an agreement between parties that settles what each gives or receives (as a promise or performance) in a transaction between them compare… …   Law dictionary

  • Bargain — Bar gain, n. [OE. bargayn, bargany, OF. bargaigne, bargagne, prob. from a supposed LL. barcaneum, fr. barca a boat which carries merchandise to the shore; hence, to traffic to and fro, to carry on commerce in general. See {Bark} a vessel. ] 1. An …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bargain — [bär′gən] n. [ME & OFr bargaine < OFr bargaignier, to haggle < Frank * borganjan, to lend, akin to OE borgian,BORROW] 1. a mutual agreement or contract in which the parties settle on what should be given or done by each 2. the terms of such …   English World dictionary

  • bargain — ► NOUN 1) an agreement made between people as to what each will do for the other. 2) a thing bought or offered for sale for a low price. ► VERB 1) negotiate the terms of an agreement. 2) (bargain for/on) expect. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Bargain — Bar gain, v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F. barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See {Bargain}, n.] To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bargain — could mean some of the following: * The process whereby buyer and seller agree the price of goods or services. See bargaining. * An agreement to exchange goods at a price. * Such an agreement where one of the parties thinks the price is very… …   Wikipedia

  • bargain — [n1] agreement arrangement, bond, business, compact, contract, convention, covenant, deal, engagement, negotiation, pact, pledge, promise, stipulation, transaction, treaty, understanding; concept 684 bargain [n2] something bought at cheap price… …   New thesaurus

  • bargain\ on — • bargain on • bargain for v To be ready for; expect. When John started a fight with the smaller boy he got more than he bargained for. The final cost of building the house was much more than they had bargained on. Compare: count on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bargain — n *contract, compact, pact …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bargain — I n. agreement 1) to drive; make, strike; seal a bargain 2) to meet one s end of a bargain 3) a hard bargain (she drives a hard bargain) 4) a bargain with (we struck a bargain with them) 5) a bargain to + inf. (they made a bargain not to cut… …   Combinatory dictionary


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