Definition of trade-up in English:

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trade-up

noun

A sale of an article in order to buy something similar but more expensive and of higher quality.
Example sentences
  • Each group identified trades that achieved improved balance across its programs and then prioritized trade-ups and trade-offs for the group as a whole.
  • They offer the same benefits their full-scale brothers do: a trade-up from premium domestics.
  • Because of the effectiveness of sprinkler systems, codes often allow trade-offs or trade-ups on other elements of the fire protection system.

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Syllabification: trade-up

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