trade up
intransitive verb Date: 1926 1. to trade something in (as an automobile) for something more expensive or valuable of its kind 2. to stock or purchase higher-priced items

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  • trade up — v. (colloq.) (D; intr.) to trade up from; to (to trade up to a larger car) * * * [ treɪd ʌp] to (to trade up to a larger car) (colloq.) (D; intr.) to trade up from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trade up — UK US trade up Phrasal Verb with trade({{}}/treɪd/ verb ► COMMERCE to buy something, usually a house or car that is of higher value than the one you already have: trade up from sth to sth »Refinancing is a strategy to trade up from a smaller home …   Financial and business terms

  • trade up — intransitive verb : to stock, promote the sale of, or purchase higher priced merchandise or property a big opportunity to trade up into higher price lines … is seen by Buffalo housedress buyers Women s Wear Daily a certain percentage of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • trade-up — n. a sale of an article in order to buy something similar but more expensive and of higher quality * * * ˈtrade up 7 [trade up] noun a sale of an object in order to buy sth similar but better and more expensive …   Useful english dictionary

  • trade up — PHRASAL VERB If someone trades up, they sell something such as their car or their house and buy a more expensive one. [V P to n] Mini car owners are trading up to real cars... [V P] Homeowners will feel more comfortable and they may feel ready to …   English dictionary

  • trade up — to replace something with something better or more valuable. When Phil needed a new car, he decided to trade up and bought a luxury car …   New idioms dictionary

  • trade up — In recent years, this phrase has been widely overused to mean to substitute for something that one has something else that is more elaborate and expensive. People in trade (business, commerce, industry) may need this phrase. Everyone else can do… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • trade up — /ˌtreɪd ʌp/ verb to move to selling more expensive goods or to offering a more up market service …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • trade up — verb a) To gain value on the stock exchange. b) To sell something and replace it with something more expensive …   Wiktionary

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