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afford

verb [T]     /əˈfɔːd/
can afford
B1 to have enough money to buy something or enough time to do something: I can't afford a new computer. [+ to do sth] Can we afford to go away? I'd love to come out but I can't afford the time.Enough
can afford to do sth
If you can afford to do something, it is possible for you to do it without causing problems: We can't afford to take that risk.Opportunity Freedom to act
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