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Definitions of buy

  1. an advantageous purchase; " she got a bargain at the auction"; " the stock was a real buy at that price"
  2. make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; " This judge can be bought"
  3. be worth or be capable of buying; " This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
  4. accept as true; " I can't buy this story"
  5. obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; " The family purchased a new car"; " The conglomerate acquired a new company"; " She buys for the big department store"
  6. acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; " She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
  7. To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.
  8. To negotiate or treat about a purchase.
  9. To acquire the ownership of ( property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; - opposed to sell.
  10. To obtain by paying an agreed price; to purchase; sometimes, to bribe.
  11. Bought.
  12. Buying.
  13. To purchase for money: to bribe:- pr. p. buying; pa. t. and pa. p. bought ( bawt).
  14. To obtain for money; purchase.
  15. To obtain for a price; purchase; be a price for; make a purchase or purchases.
  16. Buyer.
  17. To purchase or acquire by paying a price, or some equivalent; to bribe.
  18. To treat about a purchase. To buy off, to pay a price for release or non- opposition. To buy in, to buy for one's self what one has set up for sale. To buy out, to buy off; to purchase the share or shares of a person in a stock.
  19. To obtain a right to anything by giving money or value for it; to purchase; to bribe or corrupt.
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Usage examples for buy

  1. I will buy some more." – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  2. Harney will buy her. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  3. And if you could save up half the worth of Pennington you could buy it back. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  4. " To- morrow I'll buy you another just like it," Mother promised. – All About Johnnie Jones by Carolyn Verhoeff
  5. No, you shall not buy these. – People of the Whirlpool by Mabel Osgood Wright
  6. He knows that gold will buy food. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  7. It's where we buy our things. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  8. " The school couldn't buy it. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  9. Where are you going to buy your car? – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  10. They thought I would soon make money enough to buy myself, and would not part with me if they could get along without. – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb
  11. Then you must buy it. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  12. What shall I buy for you, my dear cousin? – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. I only buy a bird of him, sometimes, to stuff. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  14. What should he buy? – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  15. Money won't buy everything. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  16. You mentioned that you wished to buy some things; why not come with us? – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  17. I have to marry; so you go and do the same, my dear, and I'll buy you a handsome wedding- dress. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  18. What made you buy it at all? – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  19. Could money buy that? – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. I want a few things that I can buy in the town, and I'll go on by the afternoon train. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
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