Meaning of “cost” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /kɒst/ past tense and past participle cost

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.

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LOSE [ + two objects ]

B2 to make someone lose something:

His lazy attitude cost him his job.

(Definition of “cost verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)