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trade sth off

phrasal verb with trade uk   /treɪd/  us   /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.
(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 easy cash now.
(Definition of trade sth off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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