English definition of “cost”
/kɒst/ verb (past tense and past participle cost)
MONEY [T] › 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.
LOSE [+ two objects] › to make someone lose something: His lazy attitude cost him his job.