bargain

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) enPR: bägən, IPA (key): /ˈbɑːɡən/ or /-ɡɪn/
  • (US) enPR: bärgən, IPA (key): /ˈbɑːrɡən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bar‧gain

Noun[change]

Singular
bargain

Plural
bargains

  1. If you make a bargain with someone, that means you agreed with them to make an exchange or trade.
    He gave me his sandwich and I gave him my apple; it was a bargain.
    I made a bargain with Joe: if he would wash my car I would mow his lawn.
  2. If you buy something that is a bargain, that means it is a good deal; cheap.
    This house cost me $1. What a bargain!

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Verb[change]

Plain form
bargain

Third-person singular
bargains

Past tense
bargained

Past participle
bargained

Present participle
bargaining

  1. (intransitive) To bargain is to make a deal.
    We had to bargain for three hours to make an agreement.
  2. (transitive) To bargain is to barter; to trade.