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noun trade pronunciation in British English /treɪd/
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pluraltrades
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    [uncountable] business the activities of buying and selling goods or services
    The two leaders signed agreements on trade and sporting links.
    trade in: Global trade in manufactured goods has increased dramatically.
    trade with: Spain wants to develop its trade with the Philippines.
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      [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.

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