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trade on

Definition of trade on

  1. :  to use (something) in a way that helps one :  to get an advantage from (something) <He wants to succeed by working hard instead of just trading on his famous family name.>



Word by Word Definitions

tradeplay
  1. :  a path traversed :  way

    :  a track or trail left by a person or animal :  tread

    :  a customary course of action :  practice

  1. :  to have dealings :  negotiate

    :  to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

    :  to make one's purchases :  shop

  1. :  of, relating to, or used in trade

    :  intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

    :  serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer


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