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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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  1. Jack Patel:

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

  2. Fitz Couhig:

    I got retailers beating me down to sell for black-market prices.

  3. Natalia Broniarczyk:

    This is a politically and ideologically motivated decision not based on the concern for women' heath and safety, in all countries that curb access to contraception and legal and safe abortion, the black market grows.

  4. Stuart Jones:

    Their goal is to sell these antiquities on the global black market.

  5. David Merriman:

    I think the government has accepted the fact that it will take a long time to control (the black market) and that it's not just a quick fix, things are steadying, however. I think prices will remain relatively stable throughout the first half of next year.

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