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  1. black marketnoun

    people who engage in illicit trade

  2. black marketadjective

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

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

    distributed or sold illicitly

    "the black economy pays no taxes"

  4. run, black marketverb

    deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor


  1. black-marketverb

    To participate in a black market.

    He black-marketed as a sideline.

  2. black-marketverb

    To sell in a black market.

    He made his living black-marketing goods intended only for tourists.

  3. black-marketadjective

    Traded on the black market.

  4. black-marketadjective

    Contraband, bootleg or smuggled.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of black-market in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of black-market in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of black-market in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  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. Frank White:

    He put thousands of New Englanders at risk of smoking cigarettes or going onto the black market.

  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. Jack Patel:

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

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