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barter for

To swap or trade items with another person, rather than exchanging money. A noun or pronoun 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: barter, for

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.
See also: barter, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Not only had barrels of beef and bread been given away to make room for the far more valuable sperm, but additional supplemental casks had been bartered for, from the ships she had met; and these were stowed along the deck, and in the captain's and officers' staterooms.
A lonely brother, many thousands of miles away, writing, on paper blotted with tears, that her words had too soon come true, and that all the treasures in the world would be cheaply bartered for a sight of her dear face?
Grampa told the family how Jerry had bartered for the gift.
Their stock could instead be bartered for a better return on investment." (Bartercard charges a minimum lifetime publication and subscription fee and a monthly administration fee, plus a 5.5 per cent cash fee and a 1 per cent trade fee commission on transactions.)
For this same reason, the alcabala should not be paid in the opposite case either, that is, when a profane good is bartered for another good considered of inestimable value.
No one uses the barter market more heavily than local network affiliates, where advertising time can literally be bartered for equipment such as company cars, office space and supplies.
The trading company, which has bartered for the trade credits, realizes a profit in the spread between what he has paid for the trade credits and the rent realized from the lease.
For instance, a case of strawberries (eight quarts) can be bartered for the labor of a mechanically inclined neighbor who could do a tune-up or oil change (parts provided by you, of course), or perhaps sharpen those lawn-mower and knife blades.