Phrasal Verbs with 'Trade'

Trade down

Sell something and replace it with something cheaper

Example: Their house it too large now that their children have left home, so they're going to TRADE DOWN to something smaller.

Trade in

Exchange something old as part of the price of something new

Example: She TRADED IN her old car for the new model.

Trade in

Leave your wife or husband to marry someone younger

Example: He TRADED IN his wife when he became the chairman.

Trade off

Bargain, make a deal or compromise

Example: A longer working week was TRADED OFF for a pay rise.

Trade off

Accept something you don't really want to get something you do want

Example: We had to TRADE OFF space for the location when buying the apartment.

Trade on

Exploit, use something to your advantage

Example: He TRADES ON their insecurity to get his way.

Trade up

Buy larger or more expensive items

Example: British wine drinkers have TRADED UP over the last few years from cheap plonk to expensive wines.

Trade up

Leave your wife or husband and marry someone better looking, richer, etc

Example: She supported him for years while he was struggling, but when he hit the big time he left her and TRADED UP.

Trade upon

Exploit, use to your advantage

Example: They TRADE UPON their reputation to scare rivals.