word poem: bar·​gain

bar·​gain | ˈbär-gain


There is also a noun version, but we’re specifically going to look at the definitions in verb form.

intransitive verb

to negotiate over the terms of a purchase, agreement, or contract HAGGLE

to come to terms AGREE

transitive verb

to bring to a desired level by bargaining

to sell or dispose of by bargaining — often used with away

in transit verb

: a development or stage in the grieving process and is typically referred to as the third stage in the 5 Stages of Grief (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance). During the Bargaining stage, the negotation process happens internally and introvertly. This is where you may begin to question who you are, what you want, and your environment or reality. Nothing good can come out of Bargaining except the motion of going through it; at least Anger and Depression can be used as sources of fuel. When in Bargaining, you come to terms.

: negotiation process for labor rights, commonly found in unions. See: Collective Bargaining. There is a fear to bargaining in this context, as workers will risk their jobs and livelihoods to band together to bring salaries, working conditions, benefits, and other aspects of workers’ compensation to a desired level.

in summary


“. . . often used with away.”