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English definition of “cost”

cost

noun [C/U] (MONEY)   /kɔst, kɑst/
the amount of money needed to buy , do, or make something, or an amount spent for something: [C] Education costs continue to rise . [U] Most computers come with software included at no extra cost. [U] The area has both high-cost and low-cost housing . law Costs is the money given to a person who wins a legal case to pay for the cost of taking the matter to a law court .
(Definition of cost noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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