regrating

regrate

1 [ri-greyt]
verb (used with object), regrated, regrating.
1.
to buy up (grain, provisions, etc.) in order to sell again at a profit in or near the same market.
2.
to sell again (commodities so bought); retail.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English regraten < Old French regrater, perhaps equivalent to re- re- + grater to scrape (see grate2)

regrater, noun
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regrate

2 [ri-greyt]
verb (used with object), regrated, regrating.
to dress or tool (existing stonework) anew.

Origin:
1720–30; < French regratter, equivalent to re- re- + gratter to grate2

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regrate (rɪˈɡreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to buy up (commodities) in advance so as to raise their price for profitable resale
2.  to resell (commodities so purchased); retail
3.  building trades to redress the surface of (hewn stonework)
 
[C15: from Old French regrater perhaps from re- + grater to scratch]
 
re'grater
 
n

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