worth adjective (MONEY)
Our house is worth £200,000.
Heroin worth about $5 million was seized.
be worth it
- "I paid £2,000 for this car." "You've been had, mate. It's not worth more than £1,000."
- Thieves broke the shop window and carried off jewellery worth thousands of pounds.
- Buying those shares was a very far-sighted move - they must be worth ten times their original value now.
- Any painting by Van Gogh is worth a fortune.
- The country exports goods worth $600 million per annum.
worth adjective (IMPORTANCE)
be worth sth
- This is a movie worth seeing for its effects alone.
- Only a few people are successful as sports professionals, but it's worth giving it a go.
- We need to assess whether the project is worth doing.
- It's a steep climb to the top of the mountain, but the view is worth it.
- You could ask him if he's willing - it's worth a try.
be worth having/doing sth
Don't tire yourself out, Geri, it's really not worth it.
After the plastic surgery I had two black eyes and my face was very swollen. But I knew it would be worth it.
Forget him, sweetheart, - he's just not worth it.
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worth noun (MONEY)
£20, $100, etc. worth of sth
- He bought a dollar's worth of stamps.
- He tried to read books of real worth.
- She got her money's worth out of that coat.
- The lorry contained thousands of pounds worth of contraband.
- I've got £20,000 worth of cover for the contents of my house.
worth noun (IMPORTANCE)
He felt as though he had no worth.
- He proved his worth to the team by scoring two goals in the final.
- He behaved like a person of great worth.
- His worth to the school was incalculable.
- The anti-lock brakes proved their worth when the car was nearly involved in an accident.
- It was hard to assess the worth of his contribution to the discussion.