haggle


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hag·gle

 (hăg′əl)
v. hag·gled, hag·gling, hag·gles
v.intr.
1. To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: "He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle" (W. Somerset Maugham).
2. To argue in an attempt to come to terms.
v.tr.
1. To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
2. Archaic To harass or worry by wrangling.
n.
An instance of bargaining or arguing.

[Frequentative of dialectal hag, to chop, hack, from Middle English haggen, from Old Norse höggva; see kau- in Indo-European roots.]

hag′gler n.

haggle

(ˈhæɡəl)
vb
1. (often foll by: over) to bargain or wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc); barter
2. (tr) rare to hack
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse haggva to hew]
ˈhaggler n

hag•gle

(ˈhæg əl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
1. to bargain in a petty, quibbling, often contentious manner: to haggle for a better price.
2. to dispute or cavil; wrangle: to haggle over the use of a word.
v.t.
3. to mangle in cutting; hack.
4. Archaic. to harass with wrangling or haggling.
n.
5. the act of haggling; a wrangle or dispute.
[1575–85; appar. frequentative of Middle English haggen to cut, chop (< Old Norse hǫggva to hew); see -le]

Haggle

 of vendors: shopkeepers collectivelyLipton, 1970.

haggle


Past participle: haggled
Gerund: haggling

Imperative
haggle
haggle
Present
I haggle
you haggle
he/she/it haggles
we haggle
you haggle
they haggle
Preterite
I haggled
you haggled
he/she/it haggled
we haggled
you haggled
they haggled
Present Continuous
I am haggling
you are haggling
he/she/it is haggling
we are haggling
you are haggling
they are haggling
Present Perfect
I have haggled
you have haggled
he/she/it has haggled
we have haggled
you have haggled
they have haggled
Past Continuous
I was haggling
you were haggling
he/she/it was haggling
we were haggling
you were haggling
they were haggling
Past Perfect
I had haggled
you had haggled
he/she/it had haggled
we had haggled
you had haggled
they had haggled
Future
I will haggle
you will haggle
he/she/it will haggle
we will haggle
you will haggle
they will haggle
Future Perfect
I will have haggled
you will have haggled
he/she/it will have haggled
we will have haggled
you will have haggled
they will have haggled
Future Continuous
I will be haggling
you will be haggling
he/she/it will be haggling
we will be haggling
you will be haggling
they will be haggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haggling
you have been haggling
he/she/it has been haggling
we have been haggling
you have been haggling
they have been haggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haggling
you will have been haggling
he/she/it will have been haggling
we will have been haggling
you will have been haggling
they will have been haggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haggling
you had been haggling
he/she/it had been haggling
we had been haggling
you had been haggling
they had been haggling
Conditional
I would haggle
you would haggle
he/she/it would haggle
we would haggle
you would haggle
they would haggle
Past Conditional
I would have haggled
you would have haggled
he/she/it would have haggled
we would have haggled
you would have haggled
they would have haggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haggle - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)haggle - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
Verb1.haggle - wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
bargain down, beat down - persuade the seller to accept a lower price; "She beat the merchant down $100"
bargain, dicker - negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

haggle

verb
1. bargain, barter, beat down, drive a hard bargain, dicker (chiefly U.S.), chaffer, palter, higgle Ella taught her how to haggle with used furniture dealers.
2. wrangle, dispute, quarrel, squabble, bicker as the politicians haggle, the violence worsens

haggle

verb
To argue about the terms, as of a sale:
Translations
يُساوِميُماحِك، يُساوِم
smlouvat
parlamenterepruttetinge
tinkiä
cjenkati se
alkudozik
prútta, òrátta
うるさく値切る
값을 끈질기게 깎다
kaulēties
dojednávať sa
pruta
ต่อรองราคา
pazarlık etmeksıkı pazarlık etmek
mặc cả

haggle

[ˈhægl] VI
1. (= bargain) → regatear
to haggle over the priceregatear, regatear el precio
2. (= argue) → discutir

haggle

[ˈhægəl] vi
(for price)marchander
to haggle over sth [+ price] → marchander sur qch
(= debate, argue) → tergiverser
haggle down
vt sep [+ price] → faire baisser

haggle

vi (= bargain)feilschen (about or over um); (= argue also)sich (herum)streiten (over um or wegen); let’s stop haggling over who’s going to payhören wir doch auf mit dem Hin und Her (darüber), wer nun bezahlt

haggle

[ˈhægl] vi to haggle (over) (bargain) → contrattare (su); (argue) → discutere (su)

haggle

(ˈhӕgl) verb
to argue about the price of something, or about the terms of an agreement.

haggle

يُساوِم smlouvat tinge feilschen παζαρεύω regatear tinkiä marchander cjenkati se contrattare うるさく値切る 값을 끈질기게 깎다 steggelen prute utargować regatear торговаться pruta ต่อรองราคา pazarlık etmek mặc cả 争价
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