costnounuk /kɒst/ us /kɑːst/
cost noun (MONEY SPENT)
- Whether or not we go to Spain for our holiday depends on the cost.
- Do you agree with the principle that everyone should pay something towards the cost of healthcare?
- The average cost of a new house has gone up by 5 percent to £76 500.
- Their estimate of the cost of the project was wildly inaccurate.
- My main concern about moving to London is the cost of housing.
cost noun (SOMETHING LOST/GIVEN)
- I didn't read the contract fully before I signed it but I'm counting the cost now.
- Victory in the war was achieved at the cost of great human suffering.
- He tried to fight for justice, but in the end the personal cost was too high.
- She supported the refugees at great personal cost.
- I discovered to my cost that he was a violent man.
costverb [T]uk /kɒst/ us /kɑːst/
cost verb [T] (MONEY)
cost verb [T] (DESTROY)
- Alcoholism cost me my job, my health and finally my family.
- Many of the fans believe that the omission of Heacock from the team cost England the match.
- Ireland squandered several chances, including a penalty that cost them the game.
- They won the war, although it cost them millions of lives.
- Writing the book cost me my job and my marriage.