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outlaynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaʊt.leɪ/
an amount of money spent for a particular purpose, especially as a first investment in something: For an initial outlay of $2,000 to buy the equipment, you should be earning up to $500 a month if the product sells well.
outlay
verb [T] uk   us   /ˌaʊtˈleɪ/ (outlaid, outlaid) mainly US
At the start we outlaid thousands of dollars on computers.
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