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Below you will find the definition of haggle, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
EXAMPLES - Haggle in a Sentence
- "Consumer Reports" found that two-thirds of consumers haggle. (source)
- Lesson learned: It doesn't hurt to haggle with the haircutter. (source)
- And when it comes time to haggle with the dealer, don't be shy. (source)
- I never bargain "--" haggle, "it would seem, is the proper word. (source)
- Medvedev said he would not "haggle" on Iran and the missile shield. (source)
- Also, we had a guest on who said you can haggle for plastic surgery. (source)
- And with landscaping-industry revenue down 60%, it's easier to haggle. (source)
- When you buy a car or a house, you expect to haggle for the best price. (source)
- It's also considered out of line to haggle over extremely low-priced items. (source)
- The buyer can haggle over the price or settle for the so-called "Buy It Now." (source)
- They don't want to haggle with potential buyers coming in with lowball offers. (source)
- No, the trader said, he was referring to sophisticated hedge funds 'tendency to haggle more on price. (source)
- "Clearly, some of our customers feel that we can 'haggle' and secure a much better price than they can." (source)
- As you well know, there were many legitimate points of opposition to haggle over in the health care debate. (source)
- Whistleblowers, Mark and Andrew, you want the afikomen you ungrateful schnorrers, you want to haggle with me? (source)
- Who has time to plan a wedding or haggle with caterers when there are drafts to rewrite and deadlines to meet? (source)
- You might be able to haggle over the price of your room and maybe stay somewhere you wouldn't have been able to before. (source)
- Then her relatives have the hassle of shopping for a car, finding something affordable and reliable, then haggle a price. (source)
- Gotta fix it up, clean it up, advertise it, deal with phone calls, show it to buyers, listen to whiners, then haggle a price. (source)
- I hate to haggle with Goethe (which is not the opposite of googling with Hegel) but I am not sure anymore if I agree with him. (source)
- And I saw Sideways and didn't notice the strange pronunciation of "haggle" -- it may be there, but if so it's an accident of the moment. (source)
- "They haggle, which is normal," says Sydney luxury car dealer Nasser Elkordi of the grim-faced sellers of once prized Porches and Range Rovers. (source)
- Haggling Helps Typically, a business will need to use a media buyer or advertising agency to help it haggle for rates and buy media time from various networks. (source)
- These include setting up a "contact group" of several dozen countries that would haggle over core issues, then submit the outcome to a plenary for its approval. (source)
- There are new overtures out of North Korea, because there is word that the secretive communist state may again be willing to haggle over its disputed nuclear program. (source)
- The way to do it - you have to be patient, be nice, avoid an audience and try to haggle when there isn't a lot of people in the store, in the morning, in the afternoon. (source)
- GUPTA: You know, as Congress continues to haggle over which health care bill is best, everyone agrees the goal is to reduce skyrocketing costs and get more people insured. (source)
- Surely you are a billionaire who can afford 600% mark up and you must be able to pay someone to haggle with the health care provider you have so you can GET the healthcare you pay for. (source)
- At every opportunity, an Iranian will do his level best to find the shortcut, outsmart the boss, bend the rules and otherwise coax, wheedle, charm and haggle his way out of a situation. (source)
- Since luxury cars tend to boast sticker prices much higher than what they actually cost the manufacturer and the dealer, there's a lot of fat consumers can trim if they're willing to haggle. (source)
- If Maria didn't before, she will now receive a full accounting of every dime Arnold has spent during their 25 years of marriage, so that the attorneys can haggle over what Maria is rightfully owed. (source)
- In fact, I remember when I first visited Jerusalem, I could wander through the Old City and haggle for some gifts to bring back to Michelle, or stand at the Wailing Wall, and people didn't know who I was. (source)
- As Democrats and Republicans haggle over the details of financial reform in the Senate, a new tax law is quietly approaching that will force all overseas banks to reveal the overseas holdings of American account holders. (source)
- Which is regrettable, given that his first comment was on the mark: the smart haggle is a Labor-Likud-Kadima grand coalition that reforms the electoral system and limits the power of the smaller parties to demand payoffs. (source)
- Larger insurers have the resources to "play the game," hire the additional lobbyists and lawyers, and become de facto public utilities that constantly haggle with bureaucrats over the price controls imposed by the government. (source)
- Now, as lawmakers continue to haggle over how to erase a budget deficit projected to reach $42 billion by mid-2010, the state's chief accountant has said he must delay payments to meet constitutionally mandated debt obligations. (source)
- Investors are concerned that in the event of a hung parliament, parties may delay or weaken steps to curtail the fiscal gaps as they haggle over their conditions for forming a coalition government or supporting a minority government. (source)
- We had a rare platoon of bullies on the gate, and took no riff-raff; even so, there was no lack of customers, and since they weren't the kind to haggle, she was able to exact prices that she confessed she wouldn't have dreamed of charging in Orleans. (source)
- But now an IRS auditor and the women's accountant can haggle over an additional issue: whether more than 20% of their profit -- more than $12,000 of the owners '$60,000 in nonsalary earnings -- can be attributed to the efforts of Joe, their website design employee. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "haggle" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 16 synonyms for haggle.
argue, bargain, barter, beat down, cavil, chaffer, deal, dicker, dispute, hammer out a deal, horse-trade, make a deal, palter, quibble, squabble, wrangle
We have 3 antonyms for haggle.
agree, comply, concur
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of haggle from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: "He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle” ( W. Somerset Maugham).
- (verb-intransitive) To argue in an attempt to come to terms.
- (verb-transitive) To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
- (verb-transitive) Archaic To harass or worry by wrangling.
- (noun) An instance of bargaining or arguing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To argue for a better deal, especially over prices with a seller.
- (verb) To hack (cut crudely)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting.
- (verb-intransitive) To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.
- (noun) The act or process of haggling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To hack roughly; cut or chop in an unskilful manner; mangle in cutting.
- (None) To tease; worry.
- (None) To bargain in a petty and tedious manner; higgle; stick at small matters; cavil.
- (noun) A haggling or chaffering.
- (None) To hail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
- (verb) wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)