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  1. black market(noun)

    people who engage in illicit trade


  2. black market(adj)

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


  3. bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled(verb)

    distributed or sold illicitly

    "the black economy pays no taxes"

    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


  4. run, black market(verb)

    deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

    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


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How to use black market in a sentence?

  1. Oren Gutfeld:

    In the last few years we noticed new pieces of scrolls and parchments arrive on the black market, it drove us to return to the caves.

  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. Jack Patel:

    It's ridiculous, it's just going to promote more black market sales.

  4. Republican Party:

    This law is unjust and will create a black market in private party firearm sales, making it harder for law enforcement to do its job in investigating firearms-related crimes.

  5. Win Lwin:

    They call it the black market but it's the real market, it's very difficult for the banks to follow the rules.

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