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dear

adjective
 
 
/dɪər/ UK
expensive: Tourist restaurants are too dear for the locals.
cost sb dear to cause someone to have a lot problems or to lose a lot of money: The Government's lack of knowledge about IT systems has undoubtedly cost it dear.
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