Translation of "cost" - English-Spanish dictionary

cost

noun uk /kɒst/ us /kɔst/

A2 the amount of money that you need to buy or do something

coste, precio
The cost of rail travel is terrible.
at all costs

If something must be done at all costs, it is very important that it is done.

a todo coste
We have to succeed at all costs.
verb uk /kɒst/ us /kɔst/ 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.

costar
How much do these shoes cost?
It costs $5 to send the package by airmail.

to cause someone to lose something valuable

costar
Drinking and driving costs lives (= can cause death).
His affairs cost him his marriage.
cost an arm and a leg

to be extremely expensive

valer un riñón
I’d love to buy a new car, but they cost an arm and a leg.

(Translation of “cost” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

cost

verb /kost/ (past tense, past participle cost)

to be obtainable at a certain price

costar
This jacket costs 75 dollars
The victory cost two thousand lives.

(past tense, past participle costed) to estimate the cost of (a future project)

calcular el coste de
The caterer costed the reception at three hundred dollars.
costly adjective (comparative costlier, superlative costliest)

costing much

costoso, caro
a costly wedding-dress.
costliness noun

alto precio; suntuosidad
the costliness of running a car.
costs noun plural

the expenses of a legal case

costas
He won his case and was awarded costs of $500.
at all costs

no matter what the cost or outcome may be

a toda costa
We must prevent disaster at all costs.

(Translation of “cost” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)