at this/that rate

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at this/that rate

: if things continue to happen in the same way they have been happening
  • At this rate, the town's farmland will be gone within 20 years.

Word by Word Definitions

rate play
  1. : to rebuke angrily or violently

  2. : to drive away by scolding

  3. : to voice angry reprimands

  1. : reckoned value : valuation

  2. : estimation

  3. : a fixed quantity

  1. : allot

  2. : to set an estimate on : value, esteem

  3. : to determine or assign the relative rank or class of : grade


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