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“bargain” in 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 sales had started and the bargain hunters (= people looking for things at a low price) were out in force.

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bargainverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈbɑː.ɡɪn/ us /ˈbɑːr.ɡɪn/

(Definition of “bargain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bargain” in American English

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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.

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“bargain” in Business English

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bargainnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɑːɡɪn/ us

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 /ˈbɑːɡɪn/ us

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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The situation, however, is that a social model is being established whose real purpose is harmonisation, and uniform harmonisation into the bargain.
I very much have the impression that this is a case of tied selling, whereby printers are sold at bargain prices and ink is very much overpriced.
We should not be seen to be renewing agreements where the third party has not fulfilled their side of the bargain.
The saddest aspect of all this is that we demand they keep their side of the bargain when we forget to keep ours.
In view of our experiences with the oil and pharmaceuticals industries, it would be good if enterprises could become a shining example into the bargain.
Since we have failed to keep our side of the bargain, we cannot be surprised if other countries ignore our pleas for their disarmament.
The freedom of association for trade unions and the right to bargain collectively must be implemented without exception in order to improve and protect decent working conditions.
What we are, in fact, offering the countries which we have invited to join us and which are joining us, and some enthusiastically so, is a fools' bargain.
Obviously, the political goal has become so revered that the risks, the risk of diminished security, for instance, are being accepted into the bargain.
We must ensure that we fulfil our part of the bargain and that we do not have to feel ashamed because we are not doing what we promised to do.