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.
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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.
It can be bought, and sold, and bartered away. It can be poisoned, or made perfect.
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.
The unpardonable scrapping of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, in any case now automatically renders in fructuous, the alleged instrument of accession of the Princely State between Maharaja Hari Singh and the Indian Government which underwrote special status and identity of Kashmiris, whose rights he could not have bartered away anyway.
Altogether, they have said that for the 49 celebrities, who earlier wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, "it seems the freedom, unity and integrity of India can be bartered away in the name of freedom of speech and expression."
According to this logic the PTI government has bartered away Pakistan's sovereignty by bringing in former or serving World Bank and IMF apparatchiks.
KARACHI -- Forty-two years down the road from Independence, this nation seems to have bartered away the promise of its birth.
Pakistan's first military ruler Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan had given away in silver plate three rivers to India under the US and World Bank-brokered Indus Water Treaty in September 1960 thus becoming the first-ever country which had bartered away three of its rivers that too to an ever hostile and enemy country India thus opting to go barren and waterless in decades afterwards.
It is Trump who has bartered away trust in America.
As though this were not enough, Pakistan's food sovereignty was bartered away by vested interests to the detriment of the peasants.
During the period 2001-2008, Pakistan bartered away its national security interests rather cheaply, priced at US$ 33 billion by the US President, where as Pakistan has suffered over US$ 120 Bn losses and the loss of precious lives of 50,000 Pakistanis and over 6000 security personnel.
Our reproductive lives are not something to be bartered away to win elections, even if this were a successful strategy to pursue.
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.