market


market
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noun
1 place where people go to buy and sell things
ADJECTIVE
open-air, outdoor, street
covered, indoor (both esp. BrE)
cattle, fruit and vegetable, etc.
antique, antiques
farmers'

She buys her vegetables from the local farmers' market.

flea (= that sells old or used goods at low prices)
VERB + MARKET
hold

The market is held on Wednesdays.

go to
take sth to

They took the pigs to market.

MARKET + NOUN
square
town (esp. BrE)
day
trader (esp. BrE)
stall
PREPOSITION
at a/the market, in a/the market

I want to buy some fresh fish at the market.

2 business/trade
ADJECTIVE
competitive
active, booming, bullish, lively, strong, thriving
bull (finance), rising
depressed, sluggish, weak
bear (finance), falling
steady
buyer's, seller's
foreign, global, international, overseas, world
domestic, home, internal, local
consumer, retail

The disks are designed for professional applications, rather than the consumer market.

single

the completion of the European single market in 1992

common
economic
free
open
black (= illegal)
bond, capital, commodity, credit, currency, equity, financial, foreign-exchange, futures, money, securities, stock
export
housing, property (esp. BrE), real estate (AmE)
art, car, computer, etc.
job, labour/labor
VERB + MARKET
put sth on
come on, come onto, hit

A new model has come on the market.

develop, expand
break into, enter, get into, penetrate

They're hoping to get into the Far Eastern market.

capture, corner, dominate, monopolize
control, drive

A relatively small group of collectors drives the art market.

distort, manipulate

Government attempts to manipulate currency markets tend to backfire.

supply
flood, saturate

Lenders have flooded the market with easy credit.

The market was flooded with cheap foreign goods.

lose
depress
play

an investor who knows how to play the market—and win

outperform

He believes oil stocks will outperform the market over the next 12 months.

MARKET + VERB
open up

The Chinese market has opened up recently.

boom, grow

The organic food market is growing at 10% a year.

develop, evolve, mature

Markets evolve in response to consumer demands.

pick up, rally
decline
collapse, crash, slump, tank (informal, esp. AmE)
bottom (esp. AmE), bottom out
be down, be up

The market was down 15%.

react, respond

The markets reacted quickly to the negative publicity.

close

The stock market closed weaker.

open
MARKET + NOUN
price, value
conditions
volatility
leader
position, share
penetration
sector
trends
PREPOSITION
in a/the market, into a/the market

changes in the UK market

on the market

one of the best car deals on the market

market in

a thriving market in second-hand cars

PHRASES
be in the market for sth (= be interested in buying sth)
the bottom drops out of the market, the bottom falls out of the market (= the market collapses)
a gap in the market (esp. BrE)

They seem to have identified a gap in the market.

the bottom, lower, top, upper, etc. end of the market
price sb/yourself out of the market

Rising mortgage rates will price some people out of the market.

3 people who want to buy sth
ADJECTIVE
big, broad, good, huge, large
mass

Their books were geared to a mass market.

commercial

There is not a broad commercial market for these prints.

poor, small
emerging

Emerging markets in Asia and Latin America represent the best export opportunities for us.

expanding, growing
shrinking
ready
niche
target

The young, health-conscious female consumer is our target market.

lucrative

Single professionals with no children are a lucrative market.

VERB + MARKET
create

The company has created a niche market for itself.

target

Both products are targeting the same market.

reach, tap, tap into

Giving away free toys is a popular way to tap the family market.

serve

Organic product lines have expanded from serving a small niche market.

MARKET + VERB
expand, grow
shrink
collapse
bear sth

We will charge whatever the market will bear (= as much as people can be persuaded to pay).

MARKET + NOUN
segment
niche
research
researcher
demand

The market demand for greener housing is growing.

PREPOSITION
market for

the market for new cars

4 the free market
VERB + MARKET
leave sth to

Some services cannot be left to the market.

regulate

He believes that regulating the market is a good thing.

deregulate
MARKET + NOUN
forces
economy
economics
reforms

The government embraced Anglo-American style market reforms.

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verb
ADVERB
commercially

the first commercially marketed rice harvester

heavily
effectively, successfully
cleverly
aggressively
actively
directly

Many farmers have taken steps to directly market their meat to consumers.

exclusively, specifically

The low-alcohol wine is being marketed exclusively to women.

online

All her products are marketed online on her website.

PREPOSITION
as

It will be marketed as a tonic for the elderly.

through

The product is being marketed through the existing sales force.

to

The company is not actively marketing its products to schools.

Market is used with these nouns as the object: ↑drug, ↑invention, ↑movie, ↑produce, ↑product, ↑wares

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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