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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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Quotes of buy

  1. When people pay to see you live, they connect with you on a much deeper level than people who just buy your records. – Sandra Bernhard
  2. Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. – William J. Clinton
  3. Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. – Richard M. DeVos
  4. I'm delighted to be Number 1, but next week I don't want people to buy my record, I want them to buy Band Aid. – Jim Diamond
  5. The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees- just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer. – Dennis Hastert
  6. Americans are fascinated by their own love of shopping. This does not make them unique. It's just that they have more to buy than most other people on the planet. And it's also an affirmation of faith in their country. – Simon Hoggart
  7. If I'm a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie? – Howie Mandel
  8. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. – Horace Mann
  9. The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy and what they're supposed to laugh at. – Marilyn Manson
  10. I used to have this little mouse. I buy birds from the pet store and I let them go. – Ziggy Marley
  11. I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my "spaceship" and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again. – Warren Mitchell
  12. Buy the ticket, take the ride. – Hunter S. Thompson
  13. To wait for hours to buy a train ticket or to see a doctor is accepted as a normal way of doing things. Privacy is not a great preoccupation, and this is a very crowded country. – Nancy Travis
  14. I'd love to sell out completely. It's just that nobody has been willing to buy – John Waters
  15. You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it. – Henny Youngman

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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