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verb trade pronunciation in British English /treɪd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theytrade
he/she/ittrades
present participletrading
past tensetraded
past participletraded
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] business to buy or sell goods or services
    trade in: Stan trades in fossils from many countries.
    trade with: We need to trade with Eastern Europe more.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to operate as a business
      The two businesses will continue to trade under their original name.
    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] to buy or sell shares in companies
      Lucent stock was heavily traded today.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to exchange something that you have for something else
    trade something for something: They traded freedom for security.

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