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1trade/ˈtreɪd/noun
pluraltrades
1trade
/ˈtreɪd/
noun
pluraltrades
Learner's definition of TRADE  
[noncount] : the activity or process of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services
   b : the amount of things or services that are bought and sold: the money made by buying and selling things or services
[noncount]
[singular]
[count] 
: the act of exchanging one thing for another
   b US, sports : the act of giving one of your players to another team and getting one of their players in return
: a job
especially : a job that requires special training and skills and that is done by using your hands
[count]
[noncount]
— see also jack-of-all-trades
[count] : a certain kind of business or industry
— see also rag trade

tools of the/your trade

: a set of tools or skills that are necessary for a particular kind of job or work

trick of the/your trade

: a quick or clever way of doing something that you have learned usually as part of your job
— see also stock-in-trade
2trade/ˈtreɪd/verb
tradestradedtrading
2trade
/ˈtreɪd/
verb
tradestradedtrading
Learner's definition of TRADE  
: to give something to someone and receive something in return: to give something in exchange for something else
[no object]
[+ object]
   b [+ object]US, sports : to give (one of your players) to another team in exchange for one of their players
[+ object] : to stop using (one thing) and start using another
[no object] : to buy, sell, or exchange goods or services— often + with or in
   b : to buy and sell stocks, bonds, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object]chiefly British : to exist as a company or business

trade down

[phrasal verb]
: to sell something you own and buy a similar thing that costs less money

trade in

[phrasal verb]
trade (something) in or trade in (something) 
: to sell (something) back to a business as part of your payment for something else
— see also trade-in

trade off

[phrasal verb]
trade offUS or trade off (something) — used to describe a situation in which one person does something, then another person does it, and so on
trade off (something) : to give up (something that you want) in order to have something else— usually + for
— see also trade-off

trade on

[phrasal verb]
trade on (someone or something) 
: to use (something) in a way that helps you: to get an advantage from (something)

trade up

[phrasal verb]
: to sell something you own and buy a similar thing that is more expensive
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