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worth

adjective
 
 
/wɜːθ/
be worth sth B1 to have a particular value, especially in money: Our house is worth about 600,000 euros.Costs and expenses
be worth doing/seeing/trying, etc B1 to be useful or enjoyable to do/see/try, etc: It's not as good as his last book but it's definitely worth reading.Useful or advantageous
be worth it B1 to be useful or enjoyable despite needing a lot of effort: It was a long climb up the mountain but the view was worth it. Don't bother complaining - it's really not worth it.Useful or advantageous
be worth your while If it is worth your while doing something, it is useful or enjoyable despite needing a lot of effort: It isn't worth my while going all that way just for one day.Useful or advantageous
Translations of “worth”
in Spanish digno de, merecedor de, que merece la pena…
in Vietnamese đáng…
in Thai ความคุ้มค่า…
in Malaysian wajar di…
in French qui vaut…
in German wert…
in Indonesian layak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 值…钱的, 拥有…财产的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 值…錢的, 擁有…財產的…
(Definition of worth adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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