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expense

ex·pense

expense

 
pronunciation:
ihk spens
phrases:
at the expense of
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something given or paid out, such as money, effort, or time, esp. in return for something else; cost.
synonyms:
cost, expenditure, outlay
similar words:
disbursement, loss, reckoning
definition 2: a cause of giving or paying out.
synonyms:
cost
similar words:
charge, debit, price
definition 3: loss or sacrifice.
She gained fame at the expense of privacy.
synonyms:
cost, loss, price, sacrifice
similar words:
detriment, forfeit, toll
definition 4: (often pl.) money cost incurred by the performance of work.
synonyms:
allowance
similar words:
cost, expense account, outlay, overhead
phrase: at the expense of