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noun trade pronunciation in American English /treɪd/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] business the activities of buying and selling goods or services

    The two leaders signed agreements on trade and cultural links.

    trade with:

    Spain wants to develop its trade with the Philippines.

    1. a.
      [singular] the amount of goods or services that a business buys and sells
      a roaring trade (=a very good trade):

      Butchers are doing a roaring trade in spiced sausages these days.

  2. 2
    [countable] the exchange of one thing for another, usually of the same value
    1. a.
      American the exchange of a sports player from one team for one player from another team

      an NFL trade

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