affordverbuk /əˈfɔːd/ us /əˈfɔːrd/
afford verb (HAVE ENOUGH)
- We couldn't afford to pay the lawyer's fee.
- We can't afford another trip abroad this year.
- How can he afford to buy himself a brand new car?
- Don't be so ridiculous! I can't possibly afford to go on holiday.
- Building a dam would be a use of financial resources which this country cannot afford.
afford verb (GIVE)