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A reward offered for someone's capture or death:‘he had to flee with a price on his head’
reward, bounty, premiumView synonyms
- ‘‘There's a price on his head so high I've thought of turning him in myself,’ she joked while reaching for her water goblet.’
- ‘When Tommy kills a couple of Randall's gang, prompting the town bully to put a price on his head, Will abandons everything he's spent his life building to ride off with his brother.’
- ‘He encounters Red Indians, who give him a wife and a new name, Man Who Fights In Dress, later catching up with O'Bannon, with whom he joins forces, riding to Culver City with a price on his head.’
- ‘But though there was a price on Angus Dubh 's head - enough to keep a tell-tale in luxury for the rest of his wretched life - none had broken silence.’
- ‘Speaking from an undisclosed location, the rebel leader, who carries a price on his head, said the King had closed all doors for negotiations with his action.’
- ‘Furthermore, there is a price on his head, dead or alive.’
- ‘Even the unassuming Woolyford had a price on his head - but in comparison, Cord Roy's was the biggest (if it were combined with the rest of his gang).’
- ‘She didn't doubt that there was a price on her head, but she'd do everything in her power to keep it from ever being collected.’
- ‘She had known she had a price on her head, known she was wanted by the City.’
- ‘There was already a price on his head for thievery.’
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