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Definition of barter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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.