Cheapened
Cheapen Cheap"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cheapened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cheapening}.] [OE. cheapien, chepen, to trade, buy, sell, AS. ce['a]pian; akin to D. koopen to buy, G. kaufen, Icel. kaupa, Goth. kaup[=o]n to trade. Cf. {Chap} to bargain.] 1. To ask the price of; to bid, bargain, or chaffer for. [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster]

Pretend to cheapen goods, but nothing buy. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. {Cheap}, a.] To beat down the price of; to lessen the value of; to depreciate. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

My proffered love has cheapened me. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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