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at a cost

Definition of at a cost

  1. :  by giving up something else <He had achieved fame, but at a cost; he'd lost many friends and no longer talked to anyone in his family.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something :  price

    :  the outlay or expenditure (as of effort or sacrifice) made to achieve an object

    :  loss or penalty incurred especially in gaining something

  1. :  to require expenditure or payment

    :  to require effort, suffering, or loss

    :  to have a price of


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