Definition of horse-trade in English:

horse-trade

Pronunciation /ˈhôrsˌtrād/ /ˈhɔrsˌtreɪd/

intransitive verb

[no object]
  • Engage in hard and shrewd bargaining, especially in politics.

    ‘party leaders horse-trade to try to construct fragile coalitions’
    • ‘the state horse-trades constantly with the private sector’
    • ‘the destiny of the people was horse-traded at the Vienna Congress’