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trade

noun
 
 
/treɪd/
BUYING AND SELLING [U] B1 the buying and selling of large numbers of goods or services, especially between countries: a trade agreement/dispute They rely heavily on trade with Europe. The laws ban the international trade in ivory.Business and commerce - general words
BUSINESS [C] a particular area of business or industry: the building/tourist tradeBusiness and commerce - general words
JOB [C] B2 someone's job, especially one which needs skill in using their hands: He's a builder by trade.Jobs, careers and professionsWorking
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