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expense

noun
 
 
/ɪkˈspens/
B2 [C, U] the money that you spend on something: You have to pay your own medical expenses. He eventually found her the car she wanted, at great expense (= it cost him a lot of money).AccountingCosts and expenses
at the expense of sth If you do one thing at the expense of another, doing the first thing harms the second thing: He spent a lot of time at work, at the expense of his marriage.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
at sb's expense If you do something at someone's expense, they pay for it: We went on holiday at my father's expense.Costs and expenses in order to make someone look stupid: Stop making jokes at my expense.Embarrassing
Translations of “expense”
in Korean 비용…
in Arabic مَصاريف…
in Portuguese gasto, gastos…
in Catalan despesa…
in Japanese 費用, 出費…
in Italian costo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 花錢, 支付, 耗費…
in Russian расход, цена…
in Turkish masraf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 花钱, 支付, 耗费…
in Polish koszt…
(Definition of expense from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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