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retail

noun [U] uk   /ˈriː.teɪl/ us  
C1 the activity of selling goods to the public, usually in shops: The job is open to applicants with over two years' experience in retail. The clothing company has six retail outlets (= shops) in Perth. $13 off the manufacturer's recommended retail price
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retail

verb [T] uk   /ˈriː.teɪl/ us  
to sell goods to the public in shops, on the internet, etc.: The company makes and retails moderately priced sportswear. retail at/for sth to be sold at a particular price: This model of computer is retailing at £650.
retail
adverb uk   us  
It's much cheaper to buy wholesale than retail.
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