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English definition of “trade sth in”

trade sth in

phrasal verb with trade     /treɪd/ verb
COMMERCE to give something that you own as part of the payment for something that you buy , especially a new type of the same product : I'm wondering whether to trade my computer in now before it grinds to a halt .trade sth in for sth Millions of Americans have traded their cars in for off-roaders in recent years .
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