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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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The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
I knew all along that the prize I had set my life on was not worth the winning; that I was a fool, with fond fancies, too, bartering away my all of truth and ardour against your little feeble remnant of love.
From science-led fishing quotas, to the protection of wildlife and habitats and sustainable farming the Government must commit to not bartering away policies that promote healthier lifestyles, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Washington's big spenders have no interest in "tax reform" that does not also "enhance revenues," and the environmental establishment has no intention of bartering away the litigation-driven, EPA-run regulatory system.
in North Waziristan, and urged the rulers to announce withdrawal from the war of foreign powers instead of bartering away the honour and integrity of Pakistan.
Paul never had any doubt about why the war had to be fought - to defend British people against an invading enemy - and it would be a terrible betrayal of those who gave their lives if politicians started bartering away what they won.
26 Kyodo The right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami party accused Sunday the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of bartering away Pakistan's national interests to appease the United States.