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noun price pronunciation in British English /praɪs/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy something
    They charge the same prices in all their restaurants.
    The cameras range in price from $150 to over $600.
    The price per person goes down for groups of more than ten people.
    price of: We can expect further increases in the price of electricity.
    low/high price: Oil was at its lowest price in 30 years.
    half/full price: For a limited period only, all our carpets are being sold at half price.
  2. 2
    [singular] the disadvantages or bad experiences that are a necessary part of achieving something that you want
    the high price of fame/success
    pay the price (for something): They have paid a terrible price for ignoring the crisis for too long.
    Lamont famously described high unemployment as ‘a price worth paying’ for economic stability.
    at a price: For some of these young athletes, success comes at a heavy price.
    at what price?: She has fulfilled her dream, but at what price?


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