BEOLINGUS
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Kosten bestreiten; decken {vt} [fin.] [listen] to cover costs; to defray costs; to meet costs

Kosten bestreitend; deckend covering costs; defraying costs; meeting costs

Kosten bestritten; gedeckt covered costs; defrayed costs; met costs

um die Reisekosten zu bestreiten/decken so as to cover/defray the travel expenses

diese Ausgaben aus Steuereinnahmen bestreiten to meet these expenses out of tax revenue

Kannst du damit deinen Lebensunterhalt bestreiten? Can you earn a living from it?