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To buy and sell things

deal in

to buy and sell something

trade

verb

to buy or sell goods or services

barter

verb

to exchange goods or services for other goods or services instead of using money

deal with

to buy goods or services from someone, or to sell them to someone

handle

verb

to buy and sell goods, especially illegally

fence

verb

to buy or sell stolen property

receive

verb

to deliberately accept or buy stolen goods, usually in order to sell them

deal

verb

to buy and sell illegal drugs

trade

verb

to buy or sell shares in companies

remainder

verb

to sell a book for less than its usual price because not many people have bought it

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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