Meaning of haggle

hag•gle

Pronunciation: (hag'ul), [key]
— v., n. -gled, -gling,
—v.i.
  1. to bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner: They spent hours haggling over the price of fish.
  2. to wrangle, dispute, or cavil: The senators haggled interminably over the proposed bill.
—v.t.
  1. to mangle in cutting; hack.
  2. to settle on by haggling.
  3. to harass with wrangling or haggling.
—n.
  1. the act of haggling; wrangle or dispute over terms.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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