Bedeutung von “cost” im Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /kɔst/ past tense and past participle cost

A2 If something costs a particular amount of money, you have to pay that in order to buy or do it:

How much do these shoes cost?
It costs $5 to send the package by airmail.

to cause someone to lose something valuable:

Drinking and driving costs lives (= can cause accidents in which people die).
His affairs cost him his marriage.

(Definition von “cost verb” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)