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barter away

To swap or trade something, often for an item of lesser value. I can't believe you bartered away your car in exchange for a few old records.
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barter for

To swap or trade items with another person, rather than exchanging money. A noun can be used between "barter" and "for." I bartered some old records for a futon, so now I have a place to sleep, at least. I'm going to try to barter for that antique chair. Should I offer my Tiffany lamp?
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barter off

To relinquish ownership of an item by trading it to another person. A noun can be used between "barter" and "off." I didn't need that old piece of junk, so I bartered it off. I can't believe you bartered off your car in exchange for a few old records.
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barter with

To swap or trade items with another person, rather than exchanging money. I bartered with some guy at the flea market for a futon, so now I have a place to sleep, at least. I don't have any cash right now—will you barter with me?
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barter for something

 and barter over something
to trade [something] for something else; to acquire something by exchanging goods or services, not by using money. I want to barter for a large amount of cloth. Will you barter for this month's rent? We will not barter over what you owe us.
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barter something away

to trade something away; to lose something of value in a trade. Don't barter my car away! Don't barter away anything of such high value.
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barter (something) for (something else)

to trade something for something else. He sought to barter the car for a large computer. She bartered the piano for a settee.
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barter something off

to get rid of something by trading it for something else. See if you can barter that old desk off. She bartered off the used bookshelf.
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barter with someone

to enter into trading with someone without using money; to bargain with someone. Are you willing to barter with me, or is this strictly a cash transaction?
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The use of barter middlemen appears to be common among Fortune 500 companies, as 42% of the respondents who bartered had used intermediaries.
The annual amount of bartered goods ranged from less than $150,000 to over $15 million.
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Three stated that they bartered goods because of the lack of hard currency in their barter-partner's country.
At what value are the bartered transactions recorded?
There was considerable variation over who approves the bartered transactions.
One health-and-beauty-aids company bartered 68,000 cases of product, 45 different SKUs, with a wholesale value of $12 million.
Transactions are valued in barter points, which are assigned to every good or service bartered by the companies involved.
Secure a contractual agreement on where the bartered product will be remarketed.