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July 21, 2013 - Word of the Day

haggle

 

To haggle is to negotiate on the price or the conditions for a purchase. It's similar to the words "bargain" or "negotiate."

  • After spending 20 minutes haggling on the price of the car, Tony was able to get it for $1000 less.
  • Many people like to haggle when it comes to a large purchase. (The word "haggle" in this sentence is an infinitive.)
  • They enjoy haggling. (The word "haggling" in this sentence is a gerund.)
  • Are you good at haggling?
  • You can't haggle on the price of food at the grocery store.
  • Everyone haggles when it comes to the purchase price of a house.

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