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cheap | cheap money | cheap shot | cheap-jack | cheap-john | cheapen | cheapener | cheapjack | cheaply | cheapness | cheapskate


Verb (usu participle)


cheapenv. t. [OE. cheapien, chepen, to trade, buy, sell, AS. ceápian; akin to D. koopen to buy, G. kaufen, Icel. kaupa, Goth. kaupōn to trade. Cf. Chap to bargain.].
  •  To ask the price of; to bid, bargain, or chaffer for.  [1913 Webster]
    "Pretend to cheapen goods, but nothing buy."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To beat down the price of; to lessen the value of; to depreciate.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
    "My proffered love has cheapened me."  [1913 Webster]


cheapen, v.tr. & intr. make or become cheap or cheaper; depreciate, degrade.



adulterate, alloy, bargain, beat down, bid, bid for, break, canker, chaffer, coarsen, confound, contaminate, corrupt, cut, cut prices, debase, debauch, decline, decry, defile, deflate, deflower, degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave, depreciate, desecrate, despoil, devaluate, devalue, dicker, distort, dive, downgrade, drive a bargain, fall, fall in price, give way, haggle, higgle, huckster, infect, jew down, lower, mark down, misuse, negotiate, nose-dive, outbid, pare, pervert, plummet, plunge, poison, pollute, prostitute, ravage, ravish, reduce, sag, shave, slash, slump, taint, trim, twist, ulcerate, underbid, undervalue, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, write down, write off




VB barter, exchange, swap, swop, truck, scorse, interchange, commutate, compound for, trade, traffic, buy and sell, give and take, nundinate, carry on a trade, ply a trade, drive a trade, be in business, be in the city, keep a shop, deal in, employ one's capital in, trade with, deal with, have dealings with, transact business with, do business with, open an account with, keep an account with, bargain, drive a bargain, make a bargain, negotiate, bid for, haggle, higgle, dicker, chaffer, huckster, cheapen, beat down, stickle, stickle for, out bid, under bid, ask, charge, strike a bargain, speculate, give a sprat to catch a herring, buy in the cheapest and sell in the dearest market, buy low and sell high, corner the market, rig the market, stag the market.


VB be parsimonious, grudge, begrudge, stint, pinch, gripe, screw, dole out, hold back, withhold, starve, famish, live upon nothing, skin a flint, drive a bargain, drive a hard bargain, cheapen, beat down, stop one hole in a sieve, have an itching palm, grasp, grab.

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