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Idioms about cost

    at all costs, regardless of the effort involved; by any means necessary: The stolen painting must be recovered at all costs.Also at any cost.

Origin of cost

First recorded in 1200–50; (verb) Middle English costen, from Anglo-French, Old French co(u)ster, from Latin constāre “to stand together, be settled, cost”; cf. constant; (noun) Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the verb

synonym study for cost

1. See price.

OTHER WORDS FROM cost

costless, adjectivecost·less·ness, nounre·cost, verb (used with object), re·cost, re·cost·ing.

Other definitions for cost (2 of 2)

cost-

variant of costo- before a vowel: costate.
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How to use cost in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cost

cost
/ (kɒst) /

noun
verb costs, costing or cost

Derived forms of cost

costless, adjective

Word Origin for cost

C13: from Old French (n), from coster to cost, from Latin constāre to stand at, cost, from stāre to stand
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cost

cost

see arm and a leg, cost an; at all costs; pretty penny, cost a.

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