trade up/down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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trade up/down

phrasal verb with trade uk   us   /treɪd/ verb
to ​buy something, usually a ​house or ​car, that is of ​higher or ​lowervalue than the one you already have: Financial ​adviserswarn against ​trading up to a ​largerhomeunless you are ​sure you can ​afford it.
(Definition of trade up/down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trade up/down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 买更贵/更便宜的东西(通常指房子或汽车)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 買更貴/更便宜的東西(通常指房子或汽車)…
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