Bargain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɑːrɡən|  American pronunciation of the word bargain
Brit.  |ˈbɑːɡɪn|  British pronunciation of the word bargain


- an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each (syn: deal)
he made a bargain with the devil
- an advantageous purchase (syn: buy, steal)
she got a bargain at the auction


- negotiate the terms of an exchange (syn: dicker)
We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar
- come to terms; arrive at an agreement

Extra examples

I think everyone involved was satisfied with the bargain we made.

They've agreed to turn the land over to the state, and the state, as its part of the bargain, has agreed to keep it undeveloped.

She likes to hunt for bargains when she shops.

The price listed is quite high, but the seller might be willing to bargain.

...they bargained with the car salesman for half an hour before settling on a price...

You'll never find anyone at home on bargain day.

I hate bargaining.

The women in the market often bargain away for hours.

The dealer spent hours bargaining for the valuable painting.

They prefer to bargain with individual clients.

This is more than I bargained for.

I had not bargained for such heavy rain, and got very wet without a coat.

I'm bargaining on your help to drive us to the airport.

Don't bargain on getting any support from her, she's very selfish.

I wouldn't bargain on the speaker arriving soon, as he's got a long way to come.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bargain
he/she/it: bargains
present participle: bargaining
past tense: bargained
past participle: bargained
singular: bargain
plural: bargains
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