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plural of trade
as in exchanges
a giving or taking of one thing of value in return for another when the other team unexpectedly offered to hand over its top pitcher for our star shortstop, our coach agreed to the trade

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as in crafts
an occupation requiring skillful use of the hands a youth eager to learn the trade of cabinetmaking

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as in sales
the transfer of ownership of something from one person to another for a price the trade of all of her holdings in the company just before the stock plunged in value immediately aroused suspicions

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present tense third-person singular of trade

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“Trades.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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