barter away

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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 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.
See also: away, barter
References in classic literature ?
Next day the people assembled in the great hall of the Ritter tavern, to witness the auction--for the proprietor had said the treasure of Germany's most honored son should be bartered away in no meaner place.
You never can know what it was to be devoted to you, with those old associations; to find that anyone could be so hard as to suppose that the truth of my heart was bartered away, and to be surrounded by appearances confirming that belief.
Pakistan's security and prestige should not be bartered away for Saudi riyals.
Our reproductive lives are not something to be bartered away to win elections, even if this were a successful strategy to pursue.
Former Pakistan President and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari asked, "How can the UN resolutions and the inalienable right of Kashmiris to self-determination be bartered away with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by a judicial process?
How can the UN Resolutions and the inalienable right of Kashmiris to self determination be bartered away with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by a judicial process, he asked.
Sadly, these resources were surrendered to the EU, as they were bartered away as "expendable" by then-Tory premier Edward Heath as a price for our country joining the EU.
That decision shouldn't be bartered away, and yet that is precisely what state Sen.
Tax notes that Ocalan's feminism may have begun with his early attachment to a beloved sister who was bartered away too young in marriage.
Thirdly, Theresa May's new Government must give a cast-iron guarantee that workplace protections won't be bartered away during the forthcoming Brexit discussions.
It is not some trinket to be bartered away to developers waving cheque-books, which will be blank in every sense of the word.
Human life is priceless, it cannot or should not be bartered away for political or material gains.
If former secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton had been called a 'funny lady' in the course of her drive to find peaceful solutions and creative compromises in one area of conflict, I in turn had been called a dumb bitch, a traitor and a weak negotiator who bartered away the country to the Muslims/Moros, she said.
It will not be the first time that nations have bartered away wealth to maintain national dignity.