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1. To haggle.

2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle. Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter. (Shak) Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor paltered with eternal god for power. (Tennyson)

3. To babble; to chatter.

Origin: See Paltry.