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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 laptop is retailing at £850.
retail
adverb uk   us  
It's much cheaper to buy wholesale than retail.
Translations of “retail”
in Spanish vender al por menor…
in French vendre au détail…
in German im Einzelhandel verkaufen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 零售,零賣…
in Russian розничная торговля…
in Turkish perakende satış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 零售,零卖…
in Polish handel detaliczny…
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