put a price on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put a price on

1 : to ask for a particular amount of money for (something one is selling)
  • The owners have not yet put a price on the house.
2 : to say how important or valuable something is usually used in negative statements to say that something is extremely important and valuable
  • You can't put a price on true love.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

price play
  1. : value, worth

  2. : the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another

  3. : the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing

  1. : to set a price on

  2. : to find out the price of

  3. : to drive by raising prices excessively


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