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  1. cost
    IPA[kôst]
  2. verb

    • 1. (of an object or action) require the payment of (a specified sum of money) before it can be acquired or done:

      each issue of the magazine costs $2.25
      Synonym : be priced at, sell for, be valued at, fetch, come to, amount to, be, set someone back, go for, knock someone back
    • 2. cause the loss of:

      driving at more than double the speed limit cost the woman her driving license
      Synonym : cause the loss of, cause the sacrifice of, lead to the end of, destroy, result in harm to, result in damage to, harm, hurt, injure, damage
    • 3. be expensive for (someone):

      if you want to own an island, it'll cost you
    • 4. estimate the price of:

      it is their job to plan and cost a media schedule for the campaign
      Synonym : value, price, put a price on, put a value on, put a figure on, estimate the cost of, estimate the price of, evaluate

    noun

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: cost, 3rd person present: costs, gerund or present participle: costing, past tense: cost, past participle: cost

    • verb

      (of an object or action) require the payment of (a specified sum of money) before it can be acquired or done:

      cause the loss or unpleasant consequence of:

    • noun

      an amount that has to be paid or spent to buy or obtain something:

      the effort, loss, or sacrifice necessary to achieve or obtain something:

    • noun

      the proposed or estimated cost of producing or undertaking something:

      the process of calculating a costing:

    • plural

      business costs involved in the production of goods:
    • plural

      legal expenses, especially those allowed in favor of the winning party or against the losing party in a suit:
    • plural

      business costs, such as rent, that are constant whatever the quantity of goods or services produced.
    • noun

      costs that are derived from overhead charges or subsidiary work:
    • plural

      business costs, such as rent, that are constant whatever the amount of goods produced.
    • plural

      business costs involved in the production of goods:
    • plural

      legal expenses, especially those allowed in favour of the winning party or against the losing party in a suit:
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