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bargainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑr·ɡən/
  • bargain noun [C] (AGREEMENT)

an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else: He failed to carry out his side of the bargain.
  • bargain noun [C] (LOW PRICE)

something sold for a price that is lower than usual or lower than its value: We got tickets to the show at half-price, a real bargain.

bargainverb [I]

 us   /ˈbɑr·ɡən/
  • bargain verb [I] (LOW PRICE)

to try to reach agreement with someone in order to get a lower price: You can usually bargain with antique dealers.
bargaining
noun [U]  /ˈbɑr·ɡə·nɪŋ/
Harriman pressed for tougher bargaining by the American side.
Phrasal verbs
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"bargain" in British English

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bargainnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɑː.ɡɪn/  us   /ˈbɑːr.ɡɪn/
  • 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.

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  • 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 clean the kitchen if you clean the car." "OK, it's a bargain." The management and employees eventually struck/made a bargain (= reached an agreement).

bargainverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈbɑː.ɡɪn/  us   /ˈbɑːr.ɡɪn/
(Definition of bargain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bargain" in Business English

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bargainnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbɑːɡɪn/
COMMERCE something that is on sale at a lower price than usual: The airline regularly offers last-minute bookings at bargain prices.
an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else: strike/make a bargain The management and employees eventually struck a bargain.
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COMMERCE a situation in which two or more people agree on a price that something is sold at: strike a bargain They felt that the offer was too low but after some negotiation they eventually struck a bargain.
STOCK MARKET in the UK, an act of buying or selling shares on the London Stock Exchange: After the bargain is completed, the broker will want to know when payment will be made.
into the bargain (US also in the bargain)
in addition to other facts which have been mentioned previously: Our latest recruit is an excellent analyst, and a very good manager into the bargain.

bargainverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈbɑːɡɪn/
COMMERCE, HR to discuss something with somebody, for example a price or a rate of pay, in order to get an agreement that is of advantage to you: bargain (with sb) (for/over sth) Unions bargain with employers for better rates of pay each year.
(Definition of bargain from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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