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verb [intransitive]     traffic pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participletrafficking
past tensetrafficked
past participletrafficked
  1. to buy and sell things such as drugs or weapons illegally
    traffic in:

    He was tried and convicted for trafficking in illegal drugs.

    1. a.
      to move people illegally and force them to work for little or no money because they have no rights
      be trafficked into:

      Children living in the slums are at risk of being trafficked into prostitution.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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