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1. To negotiate. For example, if the asking price for a house is $300,000 and a potential buyer does not want to pay that much, he may bargain with the seller to lower the price to $280,000.

2. A purchase with a price lower than fair market value, or at least lower than competitors' prices.
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  1. the sale of a product at a cut price as a means of promoting sales of the product. See SALES PROMOTION.
  2. the sale or purchase of a FINANCIAL SECURITY on the STOCK MARKET.
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The ability of a landlord who is facing severe financial difficulties to bargain away apartments in his building with "sweetheart" leases was severely curtailed by this decision of the Appellate Division.
"The guild challenged the company's bad faith bargaining in coming to the table so late in the negotiations with such a complex issue, asking the guild to bargain away the members' future," a second WGA statement said.
Asian papers cautiously read the statement as a sign the North was finally ready to bargain away its missile exports; the headline in the Bangkok Post was North Korea Offers Deal on Missiles.
North Korea ''will not bargain away matters of principle related to the issue of Korea's reunification, which is vital to the Korean nation,'' the spokesman was quoted as saying.
Marshall's readiness to bargain away some ill-defined degree of judicial review over foreign affairs had been foreshadowed in some earlier political views he expressed while a member of the House of Representatives." Specifically, Marshall said, "The President is the sole organ of the nation in its external relations, and its sole representative with foreign nations" (p.
According to indignant reports in The Washington Times, Nitze is willing to bargain away the Strategic Defense Initiative.