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. COMMERCE not costing very much to produce, use, or employ:

• the prospect of obtaining cheap electricity from sunlight

• These taxes are cheap to administer.

— cheaply adverb :

• Pork is priced cheaply in relation to beef.

• China is keen to buy metals cheaply.

3. on the cheap if work is done on the cheap, it is done for less money than you would expect and may not be done very well:

• Much of the building work was done on the cheap, using materials salvaged from old buildings.

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cheaply UK US /ˈtʃiːpli/ adverb
for a low price: »

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