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worth

adjective (IMPORTANCE)    /wɜːθ/ US  /wɝːθ/
be worth sth B1 to be important or interesting enough to receive a particular action: I think this matter is worth our attention. When you're in Reykjavík, the National Museum is worth a visit.Useful or advantageous be worth having/doing sth to be important or useful to have or do: There's nothing worth reading in this newspaper. If you are a young, inexperienced driver, it is worth having comprehensive insurance. It's worth remembering that prices go up on 1 February.Useful or advantageous worth it enjoyable enough or producing enough advantages to make the necessary effort, risk, pain, etc. seem acceptable: It was a long climb to the top of the hill, but it was worth it for the view from the top. Don't tire yourself out Geri, it's really not worth it. After the plastic surgery I had two black eyes and was very swollen. But I knew it would be worth it. Forget him, love, - he's just not worth it.Causing pleasureUseful or advantageous Grammar:Worth or worthwhile?Worth and worthwhile are adjectives.See more
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