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1buy/ˈbaɪ/verb
buysbought/ˈbɑːt/buying
1buy
/ˈbaɪ/
verb
buysbought/ˈbɑːt/buying
Learner's definition of BUY  
: to get (something) by paying money for it
[+ object]
[no object]
— opposite sell
[+ object]of money : to be able to get something
[+ object]informal : to accept or believe (something) as true
[+ object]informal : to give money to someone in order to get that person to do something illegal or dishonest for you
: bribe
— usually used as (be) bought
— see also buy off (below)
[+ object] : to get (something) by losing or giving up something— usually used as (be) bought

buy a pup

— see pup

buy in

[phrasal verb]
buy in (something)British or buy (something) in 
: to buy a large amount of (something)

buy into

[phrasal verb]
buy into (something) 
: to pay money in order to own part of (something, such as a company or sports team)
: to accept or believe (something) as true

buy it

informalor USbuy the farm
: to die

buy off

[phrasal verb]
buy off (someone) or buy (someone) off 
: to give money to (someone) for illegal or dishonest help
— see also 1buy 4 (above)

buy out

[phrasal verb]
buy out (someone) or buy (someone) out 
: to pay money to (someone) for his or her part of a company or team
— see also buyout

buy time

: to get more time for someone or something

buy up

[phrasal verb]
buy up (something) or buy (something) up 
: to pay money for all or a large part of (something)
2buy/ˈbaɪ/noun
pluralbuys
2buy
/ˈbaɪ/
noun
pluralbuys
Learner's definition of BUY  
[count]
— used to describe something that is being sold
: an act of buying something
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