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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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How to use black market in a sentence?

  1. Rodolphe Debord:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Martin Landry:

    We think these new product forms are going to accelerate the shift away from black market into the legal market.

  4. Natalia Broniarczyk:

    In all countries that curb access to contraception and legal and safe abortion, the black market grows.

  5. Carmine Marceno.An:

    Detectives also learned that students were attempting to learn how to construct pipe bombs and how to purchase firearms on the black market.


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