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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytrade off
he/she/ittrades off
present participletrading off
past tensetraded off
past participletraded off

Related words

  1. 1
    to accept a disadvantage so that you can have a benefit
  2. 2
    American informal to share a responsibility or piece of work between two or more people, each doing some of the work in turn
See also main entry: trade

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