trade up (third-person singular simple present trades up, present participle trading up, simple past and past participle traded up)
- (finance) To gain value on the stock exchange.
- To sell something and replace it with something more expensive.
- (sports) To exchange a lower selection in a player draft for a higher one.
2020 April 24, “NFL draft 2020: Joe Burrow first pick for Cincinnati Bengals”, in BBC Sport:
One of the few surprises saw the New York Giants take offensive tackle Andrew Thomas at number four while the Buccaneers traded up to 13 for offensive tackle Tristian Wirfs to give some protection to their new quarterback Brady.