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verb     trade pronunciation in British English
/treɪd/
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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
  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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