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 for bargain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bargain \Bar"gain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bargained (?); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Bargaining.]
     To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to
     bargain one horse for another.
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     To bargain away, to dispose of in a bargain; -- usually
        with a sense of loss or disadvantage; as, to bargain away
        one's birthright. "The heir . . . had somehow bargained
        away the estate." --G. Eliot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bargain \Bar"gain\, n. [OE. bargayn, bargany, OF. bargaigne,
     bargagne, prob. from a supposed LL. barcaneum, fr. barca a
     boat which carries merchandise to the shore; hence, to
     traffic to and fro, to carry on commerce in general. See
     Bark a vessel. ]
     1. An agreement between parties concerning the sale of
        property; or a contract by which one party binds himself
        to transfer the right to some property for a
        consideration, and the other party binds himself to
        receive the property and pay the consideration.
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              A contract is a bargain that is legally binding.
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     2. An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.
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              And whon your honors mean to solemnize
              The bargain of your faith.            --Shak.
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     3. A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful
        transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing
        at a bargain.
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     4. The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought
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              She was too fond of her most filthy bargain. --Shak.
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     Bargain and sale (Law), a species of conveyance, by which
        the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the
        bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and
        seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then
        completes the purchase; i. e., the bargain vests the use,
        and the statute vests the possession. --Blackstone.
     Into the bargain, over and above what is stipulated;
     To sell bargains, to make saucy (usually indelicate)
        repartees. [Obs.] --Swift.
     To strike a bargain, to reach or ratify an agreement. "A
        bargain was struck." --Macaulay.
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     Syn: Contract; stipulation; purchase; engagement.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bargain \Bar"gain\, v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F.
     barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See Bargain,
     To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of
     property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to
     bargain with a farmer for a cow.
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           So worthless peasants bargain for their wives. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after
           discussion) fixing obligations of each; "he made a bargain
           with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series of
           shady deals" [syn: bargain, deal]
      2: an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction";
         "the stock was a real buy at that price" [syn: bargain,
         buy, steal]
      v 1: negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a
           beautiful rug in the bazaar" [syn: dicker, bargain]
      2: come to terms; arrive at an agreement

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "bargain":
     abatement of differences, accommodation, accord, act between,
     adjustment, advantageous purchase, advise with, agree, agree to,
     agreement, allow for, anticipate, arbitrate, arrange, arrangement,
     bargain for, barter, beat down, bid, bid for, binding agreement,
     blind bargain, bond, buy, call in, cartel, chaffer, cheapen,
     collective agreement, collogue, compact, compare notes,
     composition, compromise, concession, confer, confer with,
     consortium, consult, consult with, contract, convention, cop-out,
     counsel, count on, covenant, covenant of salt, deal, deliberate,
     desertion of principle, dicker, discuss, discuss with, do a deal,
     drive a bargain, employment contract, engage,
     evasion of responsibility, exchange, exchange observations,
     exchange views, expect, foresee, formal agreement, give-and-take,
     giveaway, giving way, go between, good buy, good deal,
     good pennyworth, haggle, hard bargain, have conversations, higgle,
     hold conference, horse trade, huckster, intercede, intermediate,
     interpose, intervene, ironclad agreement, jew down, judge,
     legal agreement, legal contract, make a deal, make terms, mediate,
     meet halfway, moderate, mutual agreement, mutual concession,
     negotiate, outbid, pact, paction, palaver, palter, parley,
     pennyworth, powwow, promise, protocol, put heads together,
     reason with, refer to, referee, represent, settlement,
     sit down together, sit down with, steal, step in, stipulate,
     stipulation, surrender, swap, take counsel, take into account,
     take up with, talk over, trade, trade-in, traffic, transaction,
     treat with, truck, umpire, underbid, understanding, undertake,
     union contract, valid contract, wage contract, yielding

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