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barter

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbɑː.tər/ us    /ˈbɑːr.t̬ɚ/
to exchange goods for other things rather than for money: He bartered his stamp collection for her comics. We spent a whole hour bartering with stallholders for souvenirs.

barter

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɑː.tər/ us    /ˈbɑːr.t̬ɚ/
the act or system of bartering goods: The currency has lost so much of its value that barter has become the preferred way of doing business.
Translations of “barter”
in Spanish trocar…
in French troquer (contre)…
in German tauschen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以物易物, 易貨貿易…
in Russian совершать бартерную сделку…
in Turkish değiş tokuş yapmak, takas etmek, trampa yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以物易物, 易货贸易…
in Polish wymieniać…
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