buy

buy [bī]
vt.
bought, buying [ME bien < OE bycgan < ? IE base of BOW1]
1. to get by paying or agreeing to pay money or some equivalent; purchase
2. to get as by an exchange [buy victory with human lives]
3. to be the means of purchasing [all that money can buy]
4. to bribe or hire as by bribing
5. Slang to accept as true, valid, practical, etc. [I can't buy this excuse]
6. Theol. Archaic to redeem
vi.
1. to buy something
2. to buy merchandise as a buyer
n.
1. the act of buying; a purchase
2. anything bought or buyable, esp. with reference to its worth as a bargain [a good (or bad) buy ]
3. Informal something worth the price; bargain
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buy in
1. to buy a share of or shares in
2. to buy back (an item) at an auction by a final, high bid when the other bids are much too low: said as of the orig. owner
3. Slang to pay money so as to become a participant, member, etc.
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buy into
1. BUY IN (senses 1 & 3) (see phrase above)
2. Slang BUY (vt. 5)
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buy it
Slang to die; specif., to be killed
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buy off
to bribe
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buy out
to buy all the stock, business rights, etc. of
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buy time
GAIN TIME (sense 2) (at TIME)
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buy up
to buy all of or all that is available of
buyable
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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