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discount

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪs.kaʊnt/ us  
A2 a reduction in the usual price: They usually give you a discount if you buy multiple copies. They offer a ten percent discount on travel for students.
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verb uk   /dɪˈskaʊnt/ us  

discount verb (NOT CONSIDER)

[T] to decide that something or someone is not worth considering or giving attention: You shouldn't discount the possibility of him coming back.

discount verb (REDUCE)

[T often passive] to reduce the price of something: discounted goods/rates
Translations of “discount”
in Korean 할인…
in Arabic خَصْم, تَخْفيض…
in French rabais…
in Turkish indirim, fiyat düşürme, iskonto…
in Italian sconto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減價,打折…
in Russian скидка…
in Polish zniżka, ulga, rabat…
in Spanish descuento…
in Portuguese desconto…
in German der Preisnachlaß…
in Catalan descompte…
in Japanese 割引…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减价,打折…
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