cheap ( cheaper comparative) ( cheapest superlative )
1 adj Goods or services that are cheap cost less money than usual or than you expected.
v-link ADJ, ADJ n, v n ADJ (Antonym: expensive, dear)
Smoke detectors are cheap and easy to put up..., Running costs are coming down because of cheaper fuel..., They served breakfast all day and sold it cheap.
cheaply adv ADV after v
It will produce electricity more cheaply than a nuclear plant.
The cheapness and simplicity of the design makes it ideal for our task.
2 adj If you describe goods as cheap, you mean they cost less money than similar products but their quality is poor.
Don't resort to cheap copies; save up for the real thing., ...a tight suit made of some cheap material.
3 adj If you describe someone's remarks or actions as cheap, you mean that they are unkindly or insincerely using a situation to benefit themselves or to harm someone else.
ADJ n (disapproval)
These tests will inevitably be used by politicians to make cheap political points.
4 adj If you describe someone as cheap, you are criticizing them for being unwilling to spend money.
(AM) usu v-link ADJ (disapproval)
Oh, please, Dad, just this once don't be cheap.
5 If someone does or buys something on the cheap, they spend less money than they should because they are more concerned with what it costs than with its quality.
on the cheap phrase PHR after v (disapproval)
Most modern housing estates are terrible and inevitably done on the cheap.
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