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trade off

Definition of trade off

  1. 1 US —used to describe a situation in which one person does something, then another person does it, and so on <When you get tired of driving, I'll trade off with you.> <They trade off babysitting each other's kids.>

  2. 2 :  to give up (something that one wants) in order to have something else —usually + for <The car's designers traded off some power for greater fuel efficiency.>



Word by Word Definitions

tradeplay
  1. :  a path traversed :  way

    :  a track or trail left by a person or animal :  tread

    :  a customary course of action :  practice

  1. :  to have dealings :  negotiate

    :  to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

    :  to make one's purchases :  shop

  1. :  of, relating to, or used in trade

    :  intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

    :  serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official



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