cost


cost
I
n.

1) to bear a cost; to pay costs; to spare no cost

2) to cut, reduce costs

3) to estimate; put, set a cost at (he put the cost at one hundred dollars)

4) court; direct; fixed; indirect; overhead costs (who will pay the court costs?)

5) a high cost (the high cost of energy)

6) a unit cost

7) at a certain cost (at any cost; at all costs; at the cost of his health; at a terrible cost; at no cost to the taxpayer)

II
v.

1) (O; may be used with one inanimate object) it cost us ten dollars; it cost ten dollars

2) (P; with an animate object) his blunder cost us dearly

3) (misc.) it costs (us) five thousand dollars a year to maintain this house

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[kɒst]
fixed
indirect
it cost ten dollars
reduce costs
to pay costs
to spare no cost
set a cost at (he put the cost at one hundred dollars)
overhead costs (who will pay the court costs?)
(0; may be used with one inanimate object) it cost us ten dollars
(P; with an animate object) his blunder cost us dearly
(misc.) it costs (us) five thousand dollars a year to maintain this house
a unit cost
to bear a cost
to cut
to estimate
at a certain cost (at any cost; at all costs; at the cost of his health; at a terrible. cost; at no cost to the taxpayer)
a high cost (the high cost of energy)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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