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Definition of barter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

barter

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈbɑrt̮ər//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they barter
 
he / she / it barters
 
past simple bartered
 
-ing form bartering
 
 
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to exchange goods, property, services, etc. for other goods, etc. without using money barter (with somebody) (for something) The prisoners tried to barter with the guards for items like writing paper and books. barter something (for something) The local people bartered wheat for tools.
barter noun [uncountable]
 
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The islanders use a system of barter instead of money.