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1‘there was a row over the cost of the equipment’
price, asking price, market price, selling price, fee, tariff, fare, toll, levy, charge, hire charge, rental
value, face value, valuation, quotation, rate, worth
informal, humorous damage
2‘the human cost of centuries of conflict’
penalty, sacrifice, loss
expense, toll, price
suffering, harm, hurt, injury, damage, detriment, deprivation
disadvantage, downside, drawback, snag, undesirable consequences, adverse effects
3costs‘the company is not making enough money to cover its costs’
expenses, outgoings, disbursements, overheads, running costs, operating costs, fixed costs
expenditure, spending, outlay, money spent, payments
1‘the chair costs £186’
be priced at, sell for, be valued at, fetch, come to, amount to, be
informal set someone back, go for
British informal knock someone back
2‘the proposal has not yet been costed’
value, price, put a price on, put a value on, put a figure on, estimate the cost of, estimate the price of, evaluate
3‘that act of heroism cost him his life’
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
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