Definition of cut-rate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkətˌrāt/
(also cut-price)


1For sale at a reduced or unusually low price: cut-rate tickets
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  • The cut-price tickets will be going on sale from March 7 for travel from March 14 and will be sent to householders by post.
  • Rather than going to a reputable DIY store like any sensible man would have, Howard had to buy the sink cheap from the closing down sale of that cut-price bathroom suppliers the Atlantis Showroom.
  • Incredulous journalists have reported seeing her buy discounted miniskirts at factory outlets and queuing for cut-price theater tickets.
cheap, marked down, reduced, discount, bargain
1.1Offering goods at reduced prices: a cut-rate furniture store
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  • Only weeks after introducing the hotly disputed entrance charge, they have embarked on a cut-price promotion with a supermarket.
  • Ministers are considering forcing supermarkets to stop the cut-price offers, which are regularly snapped up by bargain-hunting shoppers across the country.
  • A cider firm and a cut-price supermarket are among those competing to hire his services, proof that Monkey has risen above the brand and acquired his own identity.

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Syllabification: cut-rate

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