trade on sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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trade on sth

phrasal verb with trade uk   us   /treɪd/ verb
to use something, ​especially a ​characteristic, for ​your own ​advantage and usually in an ​unfair way: People are always ​trading on his ​generosity. This ​kind of ​advertisingtrades on people's ​fears. He ​trades on his good ​looks.
(Definition of trade on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trade on sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) (为谋私利)利用…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為謀私利)利用…
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