Translation of "cost" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /kɒst/ (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 death).
His affairs cost him his marriage.
cost an arm and a leg

to be extremely expensive

I’d love to buy a new car, but they cost an arm and a leg.

(Translation of “cost verb” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)