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merchandise

noun [U] uk   /ˈmɜː.tʃən.daɪs, -daɪz/ us    /ˈmɝː-/ formal
goods that are bought and sold: Shoppers complained about poor quality merchandise and high prices. Japan exported $117 billion in merchandise to the US in 1999.

merchandise

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɜː.tʃən.daɪz/ us    /ˈmɝː-/ US specialized
to encourage the sale of goods by advertising them or by making certain that they are noticed: She had to merchandise the new product line.
(Definition of merchandise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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