traffic - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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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.