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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 advertising trades on people's fears. He trades on his good looks.
Translations of “trade on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (為謀私利)利用…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为谋私利)利用…
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