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bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)

To attempt to obtain possession or custody of someone or something after negotiating or conferring with someone to reach an agreement. Do you think we can bargain for that used car with the owner? Or will he turn us away? I don't want to bargain for the kids with you. Let's just split custody evenly.
See also: bargain

bargain over (someone or something) (with someone)

1. To attempt to reach an agreement with someone that is mutually beneficial or acceptable. We spent nearly two hours bargaining over the details of the contract, but we still weren't satisfied. You've got to learn how to bargain over the price with these street merchants.
2. To attempt to obtain possession or custody of someone or something after negotiating or conferring with someone to reach an agreement. Do you think we can bargain over that used car with the owner? Or will he turn us away? I don't want to bargain over the kids. Let's just split custody evenly.
See also: bargain, over
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bargain (over someone or something) (with someone)

 and bargain (for someone or something) (with someone)
to negotiate with someone about obtaining someone or something. I refuse to bargain over money with Dan. We will bargain with the supplier over prices. You can't bargain over Claire with Jeff as if she were a car!

bargain

(for someone or something) (with someone) Go to bargain (over someone or something) (with someone).
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