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barter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbarterbar‧ter1 /ˈbɑːtə $ ˈbɑːrtər/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 EXCHANGEto exchange goods, work, or services for other goods or services rather than for moneybarter (with somebody) for something 🔊 I had to barter with the locals for food.barter something for something 🔊 They bartered their grain for salt.→ See Verb table
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barterIn diverse cultures men pursue and acquire, while women are protected and bartered.You are carrying on a business if you sell or barter any of the livestock or their produce.Meagre amounts of food were bartered by the less unfortunate to the starving in return for land and equipment.In the local market, meat and vegetables are bartered for electrical goods.They had to grow, make, or barter for most of what they needed.They were bartered for Western currency, sold by families desperate for money to buy food.The strategy of bartering, mentioned earlier is one way to rein in the cost of a date.Eventually money becomes worthless, and people are forced to barter or substitute with other sorts of currencies, like cigarettes.She had some success in bartering with her guards.barter (with somebody) for somethingWe can therefore conclude that in these societies a different system of exchange or barter was used for basic daily transactions.We bartered with the local vendors for food in the bazaar.Did the Lord ordain her maternal exile, or had Augustine bartered her pain for his purity?The complexities of a modern developed economy, however, make barter totally impractical for most purposes.This isn't some game show where you barter with another contestant for the big prize.They were bartering their chickens for the gas they put in this truck.Peasants with a minimal surplus of food could barter it for vital equipment.
barterbarter2 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 EXCHANGEa system of exchanging goods and services for other goods and services rather than using money 🔊 Trading was carried out under a barter system.2 EXCHANGEgoods or services that are exchanged by bartering 🔊 We used cigarettes for barter.
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barterBeads were used as barter in the early days of settlement.Many Soviet citizens were able to get what they needed by barter.Money itself might disappear in some places, to be replaced by barter.If people want to exchange any goods, they will do so by barter.Experts say most of these freebies are really a form of barter.We are not paying any taxes and keep afloat only with the help of barter deals.The old system of barter I suppose.We can therefore conclude that in these societies a different system of exchange or barter was used for basic daily transactions.In the barter system of the plains, five tipi poles might equal one horse.
From Longman Business Dictionarybarterbar‧ter1 /ˈbɑːtəˈbɑːrtər/ verb [intransitive, transitive]COMMERCE to exchange goods for other goods or to do work for someone in exchange for work they do for you, rather than using moneybarter (something) for somethingThey import used cars, which they then barter for consumer goods.→ See Verb tablebarterbarter2 noun [uncountable]COMMERCE a system of exchanging goods or work for other goods or work, rather than using moneyWhen people want to exchange any goods, they do so by barter.
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Verb table
barter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybarter
he, she, itbarters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybartered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bartered
he, she, ithas bartered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bartered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill barter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bartered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bartering
he, she, itis bartering
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you, we, theyare bartering
Past
I, he, she, itwas bartering
you, we, theywere bartering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bartering
he, she, ithas been bartering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bartering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bartering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bartering
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