trade verb

ADV. profitably, successfully | actively | openly The firm openly traded in arms. | publicly publicly traded securities | freely He claimed that all shops should be able to trade freely on Sundays. | directly | illegally

VERB + TRADE continue to | cease to

PREP. as They now trade as a partnership. | in countries trading illegally in rhinoceros horn | with Early explorers traded directly with the Indians.

PHRASES cease/continue trading The company has now ceased trading. | trade under the name (of) sth The company trades under the name ‘English Estates’.