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1 bargain /ˈbɑɚgən/ noun
plural bargains
1 bargain
/ˈbɑɚgən/
noun
plural bargains
Learner's definition of BARGAIN
[count]
: an agreement in which people or groups say they will do or give something in exchange for something else
see also plea bargain
: something that is bought or sold for a price which is lower than the actual value : something bought or sold at a good price
often used before another noun

drive a hard bargain

◊ If you drive a hard bargain, you do not agree easily to what other people want and are very determined to get what you want when you are discussing what will be done, especially in a business deal.

in the bargain

or into the bargain
: in addition to what has been said : besides
2 bargain /ˈbɑɚgən/ verb
bargains; bargained; bargaining
2 bargain
/ˈbɑɚgən/
verb
bargains; bargained; bargaining
Learner's definition of BARGAIN
[no object]
: to discuss an agreement or price in order to make it more appealing

bargain away

[phrasal verb]
bargain (something) away or bargain away (something)
: to lose or give up (something) as part of an agreement

bargain for/on

[phrasal verb]
bargain for/on (something)
: to expect or plan on (something)

— bargainer

noun, plural bargainers [count]

— bargaining

noun [noncount]
often used before another noun
see also collective bargaining, plea bargaining
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