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budget

noun uk   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ us  
B2 [C or U] a plan to show how much money a person or organization will earn and how much they will need or be able to spend: The firm has drawn up a budget for the coming financial year. Libraries are finding it increasingly difficult to remain within (their) budget.Budgeting and saving money B2 [C] the amount of money you have available to spend: an annual budget of £40 millionGeneral words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money

budget

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ us  
to plan how much money you will spend on something: An extra £20 million has been budgeted for schools this year.AccountingBudgeting and saving money
budgetary
adjective uk   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪ.ter.i/ us    /-ter.i/
budgetary constraintsEconomics and the state of the economy

budget

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ us  
B2 very cheap: a budget holiday/hotel/priceCosting or worth little or no money
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