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1‘the illicit trade in stolen cattle’
commerce, buying and selling, dealing, traffic, trafficking, business, marketing, merchandising, bargaining
dealings, transactions, negotiations, proceedings
2‘he left school to learn the glazier's trade’
craft, occupation, job, day job, career, profession, business, pursuit, living, livelihood, line, line of work, line of business, vocation, calling, walk of life, province, field
3‘we'll do a trade—I'll give you Foster if you get me some information’
swap, exchange, switch, barter, interchange, substitution, replacement, trade-off
1‘he made his fortune trading in beaver pelts’
buy and sell, market, peddle, merchandise, barter
informal hawk, tout, flog, run
2‘the business is trading at a loss’
do business, deal, run, operate
3‘I traded the old machine for a newer model’
swap, exchange, switch, barter, substitute, replace
‘he trades on his friendship with powerful people’
exploit, take advantage of, capitalize on, profit from, use, make use of
milk, abuse, misuse
cash in on
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