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trade

verb (BUY AND SELL)    /treɪd/
B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to buy and sell goods or services, especially between countries: For centuries, Native Americans traded with European settlers. The company has been trading in oil for many years. The two countries have become close trading partners. Our books are traded right across Asia. → See also horse-trade (horse-trading)Buying and selling in general [I or T] to be bought and sold, or to buy and sell shares, on the stock exchange: On London's Stock Exchange, 18.5 million shares were traded yesterday. Shares in the company traded actively.Financial investments and the stock market
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