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English definition of “trade sth off”

trade sth off

phrasal verb with trade     /treɪd/ verb
to accept a disadvantage or bad feature in order to have something good: It may be possible to trade off manpower costs against computer costs .Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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