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"profiteer" in British English

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profiteernoun [C]

uk   /ˌprɒf.ɪˈtɪər/  us   /ˌprɑː.fɪˈtɪr/ disapproving
profiteering
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
The ​pharmaceuticalcompany has been ​charged with profiteering from the ​AIDScrisis.
(Definition of profiteer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"profiteer" in Business English

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profiteernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌprɒfɪˈtɪər/ disapproving
COMMERCE a ​person or ​organization that ​takesunfairadvantage of a ​situation to make a large ​profit, often by ​sellinggoods that are difficult to get at a very high ​price: Humanitarian ​aid such as ​cans of ​oil were ​resold by war profiteers.
profiteer
verb [I]
Unscrupulous ​operators are ​scheming to profiteer at ​homeowners' ​expense.
(Definition of profiteer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “profiteer”
in Chinese (Simplified) (进行投机倒把等)牟取暴利的人, 投机商…
in Chinese (Traditional) (進行投機手段等)牟取暴利的人, 投機商…
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