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black mar·ket

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  1. black marketnoun

    people who engage in illicit trade

    Antonyms:
    legal

  2. black marketadjective

    an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls

    Antonyms:
    legal

  3. bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggledverb

    distributed or sold illicitly

    "the black economy pays no taxes"

    Synonyms:
    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, blackened, inglorious, grim, calamitous, fatal, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant

    Antonyms:
    legal

  4. run, black marketverb

    deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, run for, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, melt

    Antonyms:
    legal

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  1. Hindi Filmy Quote:

    Than than ki suno jhankar, ye duniya hai kala bazaar ye paisa bolta hai, ye paisa bolta hai (Listen to the jingling of the coins, This world is a black market. Money Talks, Money Talks)

  2. Mohsen Dadpeynia:

    After my daughter moved to Italy in 2013, it was a nightmare to send her money. I had to find trustworthy black market dealers to transfer money.

  3. Benjamin Hautecouverture:

    It is plausible that certain (terrorist) organisations could attack transports of nuclear material or civilian installations and try to steal radioactive material, there is a black market where such material is available coming from central and eastern Europe.

  4. Rodolphe Debord:

    These thieves knew exactly what monkeys they wanted to steal, there are two possibilities. Either a collector or the black market for new types of pets.

  5. Jan Vurbs:

    People who stage attacks do not use legally held weapons, they use black market ones, primarily from the Balkans, we have to meet a number of rules on storing weapons, safe boxes, every weapon is registered and police know exactly what we have at home.


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