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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.

    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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