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afford sth
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  • afford — af|ford W3S1 [əˈfo:d US o:rd] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: geforthian to carry out , from forth] 1.) can/could afford [usually negative] a) to have enough money to buy or pay for something afford [to do] sth ▪ We can t afford to go on vacation… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afford — verb (T) 1 can afford a) to have enough money to buy or pay for something: Only the bigger clubs can afford the enormous fees that these players demand. | afford to do sth: We can t afford to go on vacation this year. b) to have enough time to do …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • can afford — ► to be able to buy or do something because you have enough money: »He is over 60 and can t afford his pension contributions. can afford to do sth »Debt is not necessarily a bad thing if the consumer can afford to pay it back. ► to be able to do… …   Financial and business terms

  • luxury — noun 1 comfort and pleasure ADJECTIVE ▪ great, pure, sheer ▪ It was sheer luxury to step into a hot bath. ▪ ultimate ▪ the ultimate luxury of a sauna in your own home …   Collocations dictionary

  • cost — The opposite of revenue. An expense that reflects the price of purchasing goods, services and financial instruments. A cash cost means that cash is given up today to the purchase. Also, the purchase price of an investment, which is compared to… …   Financial and business terms

  • high — high1 W1S1 [haı] adj comparative higher superlative highest ↑high, ↑low ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from bottom to top)¦ 2¦(above ground)¦ 3¦(large number)¦ 4¦(good standard)¦ 5¦(containing a lot)¦ 6¦(rank/position)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upkeep — noun VERB + UPKEEP ▪ require ▪ The pond requires minimal upkeep. ▪ contribute (sth) towards/toward (esp. BrE), go towards/toward, pay for, pay (sth) towards (BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • keep — keep1 W1S1 [ki:p] v past tense and past participle kept [kept] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not change)¦ 2¦(continue doing something)¦ 3¦(not give back)¦ 4¦(not lose)¦ 5¦(store something)¦ 6¦(make somebody stay in a place)¦ 7¦(delay somebody)¦ 8¦(do what you… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • go — 1 verb past tense went, past participle gone, 3rd person singular present tense goes TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE SPEAKER 1 LEAVE SOMEWHERE (I) to leave a place to go somewhere else; depart: I wanted to go, but Anna wanted to stay. | It s late; I must… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English