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A new computer costs around £1,000.
Unemployment costs the taxpayer billions each year.
Calls cost 36p per minute.
Dinner cost £35 per person including wine.
How much does it cost to hire a bike?
This is the British English definition of cost. View American English definition of cost.
a plant whose leaves are used in cooking. Marjoram is a herb.
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