trade with (one)

trade with (one)

1. To initiate or engage in an exchange or swap with one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "trade" and "with" to specify what is being exchanged or swapped. Wow, that sandwich looks good! Wanna trade with me? OK, everyone, get into pairs and trade notes with your partners.
2. To do business with one. They vowed to stop trading with companies that tested their products on animals. I've been trading with Tom for years, and I've never known him to renege on a deal like this before.
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trade something with someone

to exchange something with someone. Would you trade seats with me? I want to sit there. Can I trade books with you? This one is dull.
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trade with someone or something

to do business with someone or something. I don't like the owner of that shop. I won't trade with him anymore. Thank you for trading with us all these years. We don't trade with that company because their prices are too high.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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