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cost

noun uk   /kɒst/ us    /kɑːst/

cost noun (MONEY SPENT)

A2 [U] the amount of money needed to buy, do, or make something: When you buy a new computer, you usually get software included at no extra cost (= for no additional money). For many parents, two salaries are essential to cover the cost of (= pay for) school fees. The supermarket chain announced that it was cutting the cost (= reducing the price) of all its fresh and frozen meat. It's difficult for most people to cope with the rising cost of (= increasing price of) healthcare. I was able to buy the damaged goods at cost (= for only the amount of money needed to produce or get the goods, without any extra money added for profit).costs [plural] the amount of money needed for a business or to do a particular job: We need to cut our advertising costs. The estimated costs of the building project are well over £1 million.
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cost noun (SOMETHING LOST/GIVEN)

B2 [S or U] something that is given, needed, or lost in order to get a particular thing: We were going to paint the house ourselves, but when we considered the cost in time and effort, we decided to get a painter to do it for us. The driver managed not to hit the child who ran in front of his car, but only at the cost of injuring himself. She has finally got the job she wanted, but at great personal cost (= she has had to give up other things that were important to her). It's not worth getting into an argument with Paula, as I learned to my cost (= from my unpleasant experience of having done so).
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cost

verb [T] uk   /kɒst/ us    /kɑːst/

cost verb [T] (MONEY)

A2 (cost, cost) If something costs an amount of money, you must pay that amount to buy or do it: "How much does this book cost?" "It costs £25." It costs a lot to buy a house in this part of Sydney. [+ two objects] The trip will cost you $1,000. (costed, costed) to calculate the future cost of something: How carefully did you cost the materials for the new fence and gate? Has your plan been properly costed (out)?
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cost verb [T] (DESTROY)

B2 (cost, cost) to cause someone to lose or destroy something valuable: Drinking and driving costs lives (= can cause accidents in which people die). [+ two objects] His affairs cost him his marriage (= his marriage ended because of them).
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Traducciones de “cost”
en coreano 비용…
en árabe كُلْفة…
en francés coûter, évaluer le coût de…
en turco maliyet, tutar, fiyat…
en italiano costo…
en chino (tradicionál) 錢, 價格, 費用…
en ruso цена, стоимость, расплата…
en polaco koszt, cena…
en español costar, calcular el coste de…
en portugués custo, gasto…
en alemán kosten, kalkulieren…
en catalán cost, preu…
en japonés 費用…
en chino (simplificado) 钱, 价格, 费用…
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