Worth

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Definition

(I know) her worth: (I know) how much she should be valued

to be worth (a try): to be possibly beneficial or enjoyable (if attempted)
verb

it's worth it: it's enjoyable enough so let's make the necessary effort; it's beneficial enough so let's do it
idiom
Pay attention to the following construction: to be worth doing something to be enjoyable or beneficial enough to make the necessary effort

(This vase) is worth (15 dollars): (This vase) is valued at, has a value of (15 dollars)
verb
My grandmother's tea set is worth 500 euros. If she wants to sell it, she will get 500 euros for it.

Pronunciation examples
UK: My house is worth over two million pounds.
US: We may not succeed, but it's worth a try.
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Examples

  • "Aussie : Well, the last time I looked, 1 American Dollar was worth about 1.1 Australian Dollars."
  • "Any restaurants worth trying while I'm here?"
  • "From: DFW (Dallas Fort Worth)"
  • "No one else can compare to our worth"
  • "It's definitely worth bringing this up at the next board meeting."
  • "Sometimes I wonder if it's worth organising any kind of social activities at the company."
  • "That machine is worth a lot of money!"
  • "You're worth hundreds of millions of dollars!"

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