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English definition of “cost”

cost

verb [T] (GIVE OR LOSE SOMETHING)   /kɔst/ (past tense and past participle cost)
to be forced to give or lose something in order to obtain something: If you give him a chance to hit the ball , it could cost you the ballgame .
(Definition of cost verb (GIVE OR LOSE SOMETHING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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