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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. © 2015 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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(,,id=215975,00.html) Although emphasis of the passage is on the necessity of reporting all bartering for services on Form 1099-MISC and Form W-2, and the withholding and payment of taxes on such, it states that services obtained from independent contractors in exchange for services and products are "deductible." But because the wording of the passage includes the bartered services of the independent contractor with those of employees and partners, uses the term "compensation" as opposed to "purchases," and emphasizes the payment and withholding of employment taxes, it is easy to overlook its inclusion here as a legitimate deduction in a barter transaction.
More detail on the annual amount of bartering for the reporting companies is presented in Table 3.
The table shows that 25% of the companies reporting have been engaged in bartering for over 20 years.
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