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trade off

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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 dictionary definitions

  1. to accept a disadvantage so that you can have a benefit

    They traded off a positive rate of inflation for a lower unemployment rate.

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