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front-running

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front-running

adjective

Leading; first in a competition: universally considered to be the GOP's front-running candidate (1940s+ fr racing)

noun

A type of fraud in which a trader withholds a large customer order so that he can personally profit from its effect on the market: found David E Sitzmann guilty on eight counts of ''frontrunning'' in the live cattle and live hog futures markets (1980s+ Commodities market)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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