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bargain

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɑː.ɡɪn/ us    /ˈbɑːr-/

bargain noun [C] (LOW PRICE)

B1 something on sale at a lower price than its true value: This coat was half-price - a real bargain. The airline regularly offers last-minute bookings at bargain prices. The sales had started and the bargain hunters (= people looking for things at a low price) were out in force.

bargain noun [C] (AGREEMENT)

an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else: "I'll tidy the kitchen if you clean the car." "OK, it's a bargain." The management and employees eventually struck/made a bargain (= reached an agreement).

bargain

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbɑː.ɡɪn/ us    /ˈbɑːr-/
to try to make someone agree to give you something that is better for you, such as a better price or better working conditions: Unions bargain with employers for better rates of pay each year.
(Definition of bargain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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