[ uhp-treyd ]

verb (used with or without object),up·trad·ed, up·trad·ing.
  1. to trade for a similar item of greater value or better quality: After that last holiday we uptraded our time-share for a two-bedroom.With fuel prices going up, I might uptrade for an electric vehicle.

  1. a transaction that involves trading something for a similar item of greater value: The video game store offers new and used products as well as uptrades and preorders.

  2. an item of higher value for which a similar but lower-valued one is traded: The vehicle is well-maintained, and a good uptrade from the smaller car without giving up too much in gas mileage.

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