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trade sth off

phrasal verb with trade uk   us   /treɪd/ verb
to ​accept a ​disadvantage or ​badfeature in ​order to have something good: It may be ​possible to ​trade off ​manpowercosts againstcomputercosts.
(Definition of trade sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trade sth off

phrasal verb with trade uk   us   /treɪd/ verb
to ​accept something ​bad in ​order to have something good: trade sth off for sth They are uneasy with ​trading off future ​revenue for ​easycash now.
(Definition of trade sth off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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