Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “haggle”

See all translations

haggle

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈhæɡl/
COMMERCE to argue about the price of something in an attempt to make the seller reduce it: Many car dealers will give you a sizeable discount if you are prepared to haggle.haggle over/about sth The two clubs spent weeks haggling over the fee before finally reaching a deal.haggle with sb If you're a cash buyer, haggle with the dealer to get the best price and/or free extras.haggle for sth They haggle for a rate or use Priceline to get into a full-service hotel rather than pay rock-bottom for lesser quality.
to argue about the details of something: haggle over/about sth Congress is soon to begin the months-long process of haggling about food safety amendments.haggle with sb Regulators are still haggling with bankers over the precise details of the agreement.
(Definition of haggle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of haggle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “haggle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More