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cost

cost

 
 
pronunciation:
kawst
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at all costs
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the amount charged or given in payment for services or goods; price.
synonyms:
charge, price
similar words:
amount, asking price, bill, carriage, expense, fee, market price, outlay, payment, rate, tab, tariff, toll, value
definition 2: the expense required to make or produce something.
Production costs are high.
synonyms:
expense
similar words:
outlay
definition 3: loss or sacrifice.
The cost was five years of his life.
synonyms:
expense, price
antonyms:
advantage
similar words:
damage, forfeit, loss, penalty, sacrifice, toll
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phrase: at all costs
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cost, costing, costs
definition 1: to require as a price.
The shoes cost forty dollars.
synonyms:
fetch, go for, sell for
similar words:
amount to
definition 2: to cause to lose.
My impatience cost me my job.
synonyms:
rob of
similar words:
deprive of
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to exact a certain price or sacrifice.
Maintaining a sailboat really costs.
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