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haggle

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Haggle \Hag"gle\ (h[a^]g"g'l), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Haggled} (-g'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haggling} (-gl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of Scot. hag, E. hack. See {Hack} to cut.] 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; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood.

Suffolk first died, and York, all haggled o'er, Comes to him, where in gore he lay insteeped. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Haggle \Hag"gle\, verb (used without an object) To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.

Royalty and science never haggled about the value of blood. --Walpole.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Haggle \Hag"gle\, noun The act or process of haggling. --Carlyle.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

haggle

noun

1: an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) [syn: {haggle}, {haggling}, {wrangle}, {wrangling}]

verb

1: wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars" [syn: {haggle}, {higgle}, {chaffer}, {huckster}]


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