Meaning of “cost” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /kɒst/ past tense and past participle cost
Extra Examples
The holiday cost them over two thousand pounds.It cost an awful lot of money.The new building project will cost $45 million.I didn't tell my wife how much it had cost.It cost a hundred and twenty pounds.It cost less than I expected.

A2 If something costs a particular amount of money, you have to pay that in order to buy or do it:

How much do these shoes cost?
[ + to do sth ] It costs $5 to send the package by airmail.
[ + two objects ] It's going to cost me a lot of money to buy a new car.
LOSE [ + two objects ]

B2 to make someone lose something:

His lazy attitude cost him his job.

(Definition of “cost verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)