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English definition of “afford”

afford

verb (HAVE ENOUGH)    /əˈfɔːd/ US  /-ˈfɔːrd/
can afford B1 to be able to buy or do something because you have enough money or time: I don't know how he can afford a new car on his salary. Few people are able to afford cars like that. She couldn't afford the time off work to see him. [+ to infinitive] I can't afford to buy a house.Paying and spending money
(Definition of afford verb (HAVE ENOUGH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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