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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 read ing in this newspaper . If you are a young , inexperienced driver , it is worth hav ing comprehensive insurance . It's worth remember ing 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.
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