1 to trade (goods, services, etc.) in exchange for other goods, services, etc., rather than for money
the refugees bartered for food
2 intr to haggle over the terms of such an exchange; bargain
3 trade by the exchange of goods
(C15: from Old French barater to cheat; perhaps related to Greek prattein to do)
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