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Synonyms for black market

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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. 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.

  2. Mark Turnage:

    The darknet is that part of the Internet where most people don’t go — for a reason, it is the black market of the Internet — where stolen information is bought and sold. It is where illegal transactions take place.

  3. James Jacobs:

    I’m skeptical on the ability to clamp down on guns. That horse has already left the stable, most people who are highly dangerous don’t go to a legal gun dealer. They go on the internet or the black market or just get someone else to buy a gun for them.

  4. Rodolphe Debord:

    There are two possibilities. Either a collector or the black market for new types of pets.

  5. Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini:

    Terrorists film the destruction for their mad propaganda, and then they turn off the cameras and try to sell everything they steal on the black market to finance their terrorism.

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