verb (used with object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
verb (used without object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
Origin of trade
British Dictionary definitions for trade down (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for trade down (2 of 2)
Derived Formstradable or tradeable, adjectivetradeless, adjective
Word Origin for trade
Culture definitions for trade down
Business or commerce; economic activity.
Idioms and Phrases with trade down (1 of 2)
Exchange for something of lower value or price, as in They bought a smaller boat, trading down for the sake of economy. Similarly, trade up means “make an exchange for something of higher value or price,” as in They traded up to a larger house. [First half of 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with trade down (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with trade
- trade down
- trade in
- trade off
- trade on
- trade up
- tricks of the trade