Definition of bargain verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bargain

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːɡən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɡən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bargain
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːɡən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɡən//
 
he / she / it bargains
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːɡənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɡənz//
 
past simple bargained
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːɡənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɡənd//
 
past participle bargained
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːɡənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɡənd//
 
-ing form bargaining
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːɡənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɡənɪŋ//
 
Shopping in stores
 
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[intransitive] to discuss prices, conditions, etc. with somebody in order to reach an agreement that is acceptable synonym negotiate bargain (with somebody) (about/over/for something) In the market dealers were bargaining with growers over the price of coffee. He said he wasn't prepared to bargain. See related entries: Shopping in stores Word Origin Middle English: from Old French bargaine (noun), bargaignier (verb); probably of Germanic origin and related to German borgen ‘borrow’.Extra examples He bargained hard and was stubborn. He tried to bargain with her. He was prepared to bargain about money. crowds of men bargaining over horses the right of workers to bargain collectively to bargain for a better salary to bargain for a decent wage He said he wasn’t prepared to bargain. Phrasal Verbsbargain somethingawaybargain for something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bargain