Translation of cost in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (expense) (often plural) notional/operating costscostos or (Spain) costes probables/de explotacióntransportation/maintenance costscostos or (Spain) costes de transporte/mantenimientoat no additional o extra cost to cover (one's) costscubrir los gastoshe has no idea of the cost of running a carno tiene idea de cuánto cuesta mantener un cocheto cut costsreducir (los) gastosto meet the cost(s) of somethingcorrer con los gastos de algoExample sentences1.2
also: costs plural(Law)costas (feminine plural)to pay costspagar las costascosts were awarded against the plaintifflas costas se impusieron al demandantecosts were awarded to the plaintifflas costas se impusieron al demandado1.3 uncountable (price) at cost (Business)a precio de costo or (Spain) coste
- These can include requirements such as security for costs from foreign plaintiffs, or the denial of legal aid.
- The adjudication clause permits the Adjudicator to award costs to the winning party.
- Accordingly, no profit costs should be allowed to the appellants for work done by their partnership.
al costo (Latin America)Example sentences
- She defended her decision to ask the students for the amount to cover the cost of repair.
- If this amount cannot cover the cost of the claim, then the balance is met out of the public purse.
- In many regions, the amount of cash payments for travel did not cover the cost of a monthly pass.
- 2 uncountable (loss, sacrifice) at the cost of somethinga costa or a expensas de algohe became president, but at a costllegó a ser presidente, pero a qué precioshe helped me out, at great cost to herselfsacrificó mucho al ayudarmeat little cost to yourself, you could help one of these orphanshaciendo un pequeño sacrificio podrías ayudar a uno de estos huérfanosshe devoted herself to the cause without stopping to count the costse entregó a la causa sin detenerse a pensar en sí mismaat all costsa toda costait must be avoided at all costs
a cualquier preciohay que evitarlo a toda costa or a cualquier precio or cueste lo que cuestehe's very convincing, as I know to my costes muy persuasivo, como sé por experiencia propia
transitive verb past tense & past participle cost
- 1 1.1(article/service)how much did it cost you?
costar¿cuánto te costó?how much does it cost?¿cuánto cuesta?it'll cost you! [colloquial]
¿cuánto vale?¡mira que te va a salir caro!that costs moneyeso cuesta dinerokeeping fit costs both time and effortmantenerse en forma cuesta tiempo y esfuerzo1.2 (cause to lose) one slip cost him the titleun error le costó el títulohis frankness cost him dearpagó cara su franquezaExample sentences
- The midweek loss cost the Celts second place in the table.
- In both away matches this season, Livi have sat in and invited attack, which duly cost them goals.
- It was the Hokies' only loss, and it cost them another shot at a national title.
- 2past tense & past participle costed2.1 (calculate cost of)calcular el costo or (Spain) coste deshe costed the projecthizo un presupuesto para el proyecto2.2 (find out price of)averiguar el precio dehe costed the different types of enginesaveriguó los precios de los distintos tipos de motoresExample sentences
- Has anyone costed the price of a unit of electricity?
- It's not costed into the price of our t-shirts.
- It has to be confiscation, not purchase, as the ‘retrieval’ was not costed, or any price quoted.
- He suggested that the quality of the work was better than much of what was done in the private sector today costing large sums of money.
- She must dial a long distance number, which can cost great sums of money for extended Internet use.
- Some of these benefits cost significant sums of money to provide.
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