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traffic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of traffic

  1. the buying and selling of goods especially on a large scale and between different places <the United Nations released a report on countries that still condone the traffic of women and children> Synonyms business, marketplace, trade, commerceRelated Words free trade; black market, gray market; dealings, horse-trading; e-tail, merchandising, retailing, wholesaling; bartering




traffic

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of traffic

  1. to carry on the business of buying and selling goods or other property <arrested him for trafficking in drugs> Synonyms deal, tradeRelated Words bargain, barter, horse-trade, negotiate, transact; auction, exchange, merchandise (also merchandize), rebuy, resell, swap; buy, pick up, purchase, take; distribute, fair-trade, market, peddle, retail, sell, supply, vend, wholesale; black-market, bootleg, fence, smuggle; corner, engross, monopolize, undersell; day-trade, invest, speculateNear Antonyms black [chiefly British], blackball, boycott





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