trade down
intransitive verb Date: 1942 1. to trade something in (as an automobile) for something less expensive or valuable of its kind 2. to stock or purchase lower-priced items ; economize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trade down — intransitive verb : to stock or purchase lower priced merchandise or property start the season with better goods and then trade down Women s Wear Daily * * * trade down ● trade * * * ˌtrade ˈdown [intransitive/transitive] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • trade down — UK US trade down Phrasal Verb with trade({{}}/treɪd/ verb ► COMMERCE, ECONOMICS to spend less money when you buy things than you did before: »Economists predict that shoppers will trade down this season, bypassing full price stores to save money… …   Financial and business terms

  • trade down — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms trade down : present tense I/you/we/they trade down he/she/it trades down present participle trading down past tense traded down past participle traded down to sell something in order to buy… …   English dictionary

  • trade down — to exchange something expensive for something that costs less. The family traded down to a smaller house, cutting their mortgage payments in half …   New idioms dictionary

  • trade down — /ˌtreɪdɪŋ daυn/ verb to move to selling at lower prices to increase sales volume ● We’re trading down now because too many customers were put off by our high prices …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • trade down — verb a) To lose value on the stock exchange. b) To sell something and replace it with something cheaper …   Wiktionary

  • trade — [trād] n. [ME, a track, course of action < MLowG, a track < OS trada, a trace, trail, akin to ME trede, TREAD] 1. Obs. a) a track; path b) a course; regular procedure 2. a) a means of earning one s living; occupation, work, or line of… …   English World dictionary

  • Trade — A verbal (or electronic) transaction involving one party buying a security from another party. Once a trade is consummated, it is considered done or final. Settlement occurs 1 5 business days later. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I …   Financial and business terms

  • trade — An oral (or electronic) transaction involving one party buying a security from another party. Once a trade is consummated, it is considered done or final. settlement occurs 1 5 business days later. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary A trade is a deal …   Financial and business terms

  • trade — trade1 W1S3 [treıd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(buying/selling)¦ 2 the hotel/tourist etc trade 3¦(amount of business)¦ 4¦(an exchange of things)¦ 5 the trade 6¦(job/work)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Low German; Origin: course, way, track ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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