to bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner: They spent hours haggling over the price of fish.
to wrangle, dispute, or cavil: The senators haggled interminably over the proposed bill.
to mangle in cutting; hack.
to settle on by haggling.
Archaic. to harass with wrangling or haggling.
the act of haggling; wrangle or dispute over terms.
- haggler, noun
- un·hag·gled, adjective
- un·hag·gling, adjective
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How to use haggle in a sentence
haggle over the numbers and details, attack the Senate for their failure to pass a budget, and then cut the best deal possible.What Can the GOP Accomplish During Obama's 2nd Term? | David Frum | January 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Finally, the Hagel haggle highlighted a critical lesson for the pro-Israel community.
The Republican rep wants lawmakers to extend the Bush tax cuts, and haggle over the rest later.
We're just left to haggle over price: Should the successful pay forward 36% of their success or 39% or 28% or what.
He would haggle in a bargain for a shilling, and economize in things beneath a wise man's notice or consideration.
After he had married her, he'd sell out this pile of junk and let somebody else haggle with the Injuns and cowpunchers.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
To have to refuse one who has made you a gift of her beauty a trifling article; to haggle over such matters, like a miser!Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Hence there was time for the United States to consider the question of a purchase and to haggle a little over the price.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska | Charles Warren Stoddard
Otherwise people would get silly ideas and begin to haggle over the price.Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for haggle
(intr often foll by over) to bargain or wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc); barter
(tr) rare to hack
- haggler, noun
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