trade something off (against something)


trade something off (against something)
ˌtrade sthˈoff (against/for sth) derived
to balance two things or situations that are opposed to each other

They were attempting to trade off inflation against unemployment.

related noun trade-off
Main entry:tradederived

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  • trade something off (for something) — ˌtrade sthˈoff (against/for sth) derived to balance two things or situations that are opposed to each other • They were attempting to trade off inflation against unemployment. related noun ↑trade off Main entry: ↑tradederived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • trade — 1 /treId/ noun 1 BUYING/SELLING (U) the activity of buying, selling, or exchanging goods within a country or between countries: There has been a marked increase in trade between East and West. | the arms trade (=the buying and selling of weapons) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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