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English definition of “afford”

afford

verb   /əˈfɔrd/
can/can’t afford to do something B1 to have/not have enough money to buy something or enough time to do something: Can we afford a new car ? I can’t afford to wait .
(Definition of afford verb from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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