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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.
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haggling

(ˈhæɡəlɪŋ)
n
bargaining or wrangling (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haggling - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)haggling - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
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Translations

haggling

[ˈhæglɪŋ] N
1. (over price) → regateo m
2. (= discussion) → discusión f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

haggling

[ˈhægəlɪŋ] n
(over price)marchandage m
(= debate, argument) → tergiversations fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

haggling

nFeilschen nt, → Gefeilsche nt, → Feilscherei f
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haggling

[ˈhæglɪŋ] ncontrattazione f
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References in classic literature ?
The pleasure of haggling over the price was a sufficiently potent lure to draw Bukawai to the mouth of the cave.
If it's settled, it's useless haggling; but if it's not," said Levin, "I'll buy the forest."
I dropped in there while Marco, the son of Marco, was haggling with a shopkeeper over a quarter of a pound of salt, and asked for change for a twenty-dollar gold piece.
That's what I'll do, and not stand haggling over trifles, but wash my hands at once of the whole business, and enjoy my rents like a duke, and let things go their own way."