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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To have enough money to pay for. To be able to spare.

Usage examples (35)
  • The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.
  • We can't afford to send our children to college
  • I can't afford to spend two hours with this person
  • Indirect costs could be higher but we call afford it. for more
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