cheap - cheaply

cheap - cheaply
'cheap' as an adjective
Cheap goods or services cost less than other goods or services of the same type.

...cheap red wine.

...cheap plastic buckets.

A solid fuel cooker is cheap to run.

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'cheap' as an adverb
In conversation, cheap can also be used as an adverb, but only with verbs which refer to the buying, selling, or hiring of things.

I thought you got it very cheap.

You can hire boots pretty cheap.

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'cheaply'
With other verbs, the adverb you use is cheaply.

You can play golf comparatively cheaply.

In fact you can travel just as cheaply by British Airways.

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'low'
You do not say that things such as wages, costs, or payments are `cheap'. You say that they are low.

If your family has a low income, you can apply for a student grant.

...tasty meals at a fairly low cost.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cheaply — cheap, cheaply adverbs. Cheap, used as an adverb, has one meaning, ‘at a low price’, and regularly follows the verb as closely as possible: • Picture books seem to end up by being sold off cheap as remaindered volumes Country Life, 1981. Cheaply… …   Modern English usage

  • cheap — cheap, cheaply adverbs. Cheap, used as an adverb, has one meaning, ‘at a low price’, and regularly follows the verb as closely as possible: • Picture books seem to end up by being sold off cheap as remaindered volumes Country Life, 1981. Cheaply… …   Modern English usage

  • cheap — adj. & adv. adj. 1 low in price; worth more than its cost (a cheap holiday; cheap labour). 2 charging low prices; offering good value (a cheap restaurant). 3 of poor quality; inferior (cheap housing). 4 a costing little effort or acquired by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheap — 1 /tSi:p/ adjective 1 PRICE not at all expensive, or lower in price than you expected: You re just not going to find a cheap leather coat. | the cheapest TV on the market | dirt cheap (=extremely low in price): These CDs are dirt cheap. see… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheaply — cheap cheap [tʆiːp] adjective 1. not costing very much to buy: • At least the accommodation and food are cheap. • Buyers got their orders in while shares were relatively cheap. • the introduction of special cheap fares to France 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • cheap — [chēp] adj. [< good cheap, favorable bargain < ME god chep (used as transl. of OFr à bon marché) < OE ceap, a purchase, bargain, akin to Ger kaufen, to buy; ult. < L caupo, petty tradesman] 1. low in price or cost; not expensive 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • cheap — (adj.) low in price, that may be bought at small cost, c.1500, from god chep favorable bargain (12c., a translation of Fr. a bon marché), from O.E. ceap (n.) traffic, bargain, a purchase, from ceapian (v.) trade, probably an early Germanic… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cheap — Cheap, adv. Cheaply. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheaply — Cheap ly, adv. At a small price; at a low value; in a common or inferior manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheaply — cheap ► ADJECTIVE 1) low in price. 2) charging low prices. 3) inexpensive because of poor quality. 4) of little worth because achieved in a discreditable way. 5) N. Amer. informal miserly. ► ADVERB ▪ at or for a low price …   English terms dictionary

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