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  • v. Present participle of haggle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)


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  • Now Pennsylvania governor, Ed Rendell, and medical teams flew to Haiti yesterday to try and evacuate these orphans, and his office says they ran into what they called haggling over paperwork at the embassy.

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2010

  • First you buy all of the seafood you want from vendors, haggling is welcome.

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  • The haggling is likely to continue behind the scenes until Herman van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, has finalized his report on the matter later this month.

    Europe's Bad Boys

  • The end result of his week-long experiment in haggling was that he saved a total of $US730 on goods and services just by asking.

    Take Advantage Of The Recession To Hone Your Haggling Skills | Lifehacker Australia

  • With its $2,000 incentive here in Connecticut, you could get our Top Pick Hyundai Elantra SE with an automatic for $15,945 before haggling, which is much quieter, rides a lot better, and can comfortably seat four.

    Buying a Smart ForTwo

  • This was a home question, and a poser, for Ned had not the least idea of what sum he ought to ask for his work, and at the same time he had a strong antipathy to that species of haggling, which is usually prefaced by the seller, with the reply, "What'll ye give?"

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  • In the end, Mr Boehner left the president waiting at the altar-but not before Mr Obama's eagerness for the bargain had endowed the idea of haggling over the debt ceiling with a legitimacy it did not deserve.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • The key to haggling is to smile and be friendly, remain firm but not stern and if you can, learn a few Turkish phrases to help you along the way.


  • Bonnell recalled haggling for a good price at Coish's store, and how the boating enthusiast was a key player in building the Clarenville Marina.

    The Packet: News

  • With 128 heads of state or government having gathered in one place (a record, according to the United Nations), they broke into smaller groups throughout the day for sometimes contentious meetings in which these world leaders themselves did the tough word-for-word haggling over texts that is usually handled by aides.

    ABC News: ABCNews


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