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afford

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈfɔːd/
can afford B1 to have enough money to buy something or enough time to do something: I can't afford a new computer. [+ to do sth] Can we afford to go away? I'd love to come out but I can't afford the time.Enough
can afford to do sth If you can afford to do something, it is possible for you to do it without causing problems: We can't afford to take that risk.Opportunity Freedom to act
Translations of “afford”
in Spanish permitirse, darse el gusto de…
in French avoir les moyens (de), pouvoir se permettre (de)…
in German sich leisten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金钱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金錢…
(Definition of afford from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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