- vt.买得起; 担负得起; 提供; 给予
- 第三人称单数: affords;
- 过去式: afforded;
- 过去分词: afforded;
- 现在分词: affording;
- 名词: affordability;
- 形容词: affordable;
Don't figure on going abroad this summer; we may not be able to afford it.
These lands afford good pasture.
I can't afford the vacation, for it would eat up my savings.
I can't afford to buy you another car — do you think I'm made of money?
我可没能力再为你买一辆车了,你以为我很有钱 吗 ?
These trees afford a pleasant shade.
None of us can afford It'separately, so let's pool our resources.
I wish I could afford to dine off fresh meat every day.
I cannot afford to offend him.
I used to go out nearly every night but I decided to knock it on the head because I couldn't really afford it.
I can't afford a ticket. I'm spent up.
He told me that the firm could not afford to pay such large salaries?
We must limit our expense to what we can afford.
I can ill afford the time.
Only the privileged few could afford to send their children to private schools.
It is my considered opinion that we can't afford to do it.
The birds cannot afford to relax their vigilance against predators.
Supermarkets can afford to retail cigarettes at a couple of cents below the price charged by most tobacconists.
The only snag is, I can't afford it!
The government cannot afford to be indifferent to public opinion.
They couldn't afford to pay the bills.
The British could afford to reduce defence spending in peacetime without excessive risk.
I never dreamed that I would be able to afford a home here.
We can't afford to wait.
We can ill afford another scandal.
She could no longer afford to keep him at school.
She couldn't always afford a babysitter.
People can't even afford to pony up for movie tickets.
Why make do with a copy if you can afford the genuine article?
Don't let credit tempt you to buy something you can't afford.
They can only afford small apartments.
As smaller cities copy the model of these 24-hour cities, more affordable versions of these places will be created.
Once driverless cars are actually for sale, the early adopters will be the people who can afford to buy them.
The implication is a sharp decline in global trade, which has plunged partly because oilproducing nations can't afford to import as much as they used to.
To those Americans for whom money is a concern, my advice is simple: Buy what you can afford, and cook it yourself.
Most people couldn't afford to do otherwise.
Politicians who thoughtlessly promoted home-ownership for those who could not afford it?
Rather, with incomes decreasing and insecure jobs, unhappy couples often couldn't afford to divorce.
Few people can afford it without working hard.
Pay has always been the biggest deterrent, as people with families often feel they cannot afford the drop in salary when moving to a university job.
Well, I guess I'd sell my watch or computer or do some odd jobs till I could afford a return plane ticket.
While the practice carries serious health risks for many, those dangers are outweighed by the social and economic gains for poor urban farmers and consumers who need affordable food.
University education is becoming attractive to students who can afford it.
And the New Yorkers who spent a bundle on an outdoor hot tub now admit they rarely use it, because we can’t afford to heat it in winter.
They can afford to choose easier majors in order to enjoy themselves.
But more recently, companies have begun to plan more affordable After being dogged by technical delays for years, Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic's founder, had recently suggested that a SpaceShipTwo craft would carry its first paying customers as soon as February 2015.
She was astonished by the professional possibilities afforded to young American woman.
They cannot afford the time and expenses of rearing children.
They cannot afford the high tuition.
He cannot afford to have a coffee break.
He can't afford to go traveling yet.
It was also much more than we could afford, but far less than the original asking price.
2015年高考英语天津卷 完形填空 原文
She ran at the school championships barefooted because she couldn't afford shoes.
2016年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
The poor could hardly afford school education.
2015年高考英语福建卷 阅读理解 阅读B 选项
When the competitive environment pushed our ancestors to achieve that potential, they could in turn afford more education.
Vanity is a constant; people will only start shopping more sustainably when they can’t afford not to.
It could make extra training and instruction affordable.
1. be able to spare or give up;
"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"
2. be the cause or source of;
"He gave me a lot of trouble"
"Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
3. have the financial means to do something or buy something;
"We can't afford to send our children to college"
"Can you afford this car?"
4. afford access to;
"the door opens to the patio"
"The French doors give onto a terrace"
equip, furnish, supply, provide, afford