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

 

barter

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrtər//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they barter
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrtər//
 
he / she / it barters
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrtərz//
 
past simple bartered
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrtərd//
 
past participle bartered
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrtərd//
 
-ing form bartering
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrtərɪŋ//
 
Shopping in stores
 
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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. See related entries: Shopping in stores Word Origin late Middle English: probably from Old French barater ‘deceive’ based on Greek prattein ‘do, perform, manage’ (sometimes dishonestly); perhaps influenced by Old Norse barátta ‘contest’.

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