Phrasal Verb 'Trade'

We have 9 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Trade'.

Trade down

Meaning: 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

Meaning: Exchange something old as part of the price of something new

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

Trade in

Meaning: Leave your wife or husband to marry someone younger

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

Trade off

Meaning: Bargain, make a deal or compromise

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

Trade off

Meaning: 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

Meaning: Exploit, use something to your advantage

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

Trade up

Meaning: 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

Meaning: 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

Meaning: Exploit, use to your advantage

Example: They TRADE UPON their reputation to scare rivals.