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cost

(Expenses), noun business expense, charge, expenditure, legal expense, money expended, obligation incurred, outgo, outlay, overhead, payment, running expense
Associated concepts: awarding costs, bill of costs, costs and disbursements

cost

(Penalty), noun amercement, bereavement, damages, fine, forfeiture, harm, impairment, injury, loss, penal retribution, penalization, penance, privation, punishment, sacrifice, unfortunate consequence
Associated concepts: court costs, treble costs

cost

(Price), noun appraisal, asking price, assessment, carrying charge, charge, consideration, expensiveness, face value, high worth, impensa, mark up, marked price, purrhase price, quotation, quoted price, reckoning, sum asked for, valuation, value
Associated concepts: accrued costs, actual cost, all costs, cost basis, cost of administration, cost of doing business, cost of materials, cost of repair, cost of replacement, cost-plus contract, costs and expenses, costs of suit, fixed costs, full costs, legal costs, legitimate cost, marginal cost, operating costs, sheriff's costs, total cost, wholesale cost
See also: bill, charge, detriment, expenditure, fee, forfeiture, invoice, loss, maintenance, outlay, overhead, penalty, price, rate, rent, toll, upkeep, value, worth
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The closest race of all comes in the top flight where nine players are within two points of each other and any defeats in the last two to three weeks could cost dear.
And now that the company is aiming for 98 per cent log-on time - excluding official breaks - trips to the toilet can cost dear.
But Evans knows that the retirement of Mark Wright and Neil Ruddock's failure to stay in shape, before his rebirth at West Ham, cost dear.
TAKING over the mortgaged properties of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association ( HPCA) may cost dear to the state government which is already under debt.