profiteer - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˌprɒfɪˈtɪə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyprofiteer
he/she/itprofiteers
present participleprofiteering
past tenseprofiteered
past participleprofiteered
  1. to make large profits by charging high prices for things that people need and cannot get anywhere else

derived words

profiteer

 

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noun [countable]
singularprofiteer
pluralprofiteers

profiteering

 

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noun [uncountable]