barter for(redirected from barters 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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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.
barter for somethingand 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.
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