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in the market

Definition of in the market

  1. :  looking for something in particular :  interested in buying or finding something <He hasn't found a new job yet, but he is still in the market.> —usually + for <She is in the market for a new house.> <She's in the market for a husband.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a meeting together of people for the purpose of trade by private purchase and sale and usually not by auction

    :  the people assembled at such a meeting

    :  a public place where a market is held

  1. :  to expose for sale in a market

    :  sell

    :  to deal in a market

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