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cost

verb
 
 
/kɒst/ ( past tense and past participle cost)
MONEY [T] 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? [+ to do sth] It costs $5 to send the package by airmail. [+ two objects] It's going to cost me a lot of money to buy a new car.Paying and spending money
LOSE [+ two objects] B2 to make someone lose something: His lazy attitude cost him his job.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of cost verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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