Translation of "cost" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /kɒst/ us /kɔst/

A2 the amount of money that you need to buy or do something

custo, gasto
The cost of rail travel is terrible.
at all costs

If something must be done at all costs, it is very important that it is done.

a todo custo
We have to succeed at all costs.
verb uk /kɒst/ us /kɔst/ 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

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

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