5 English Phrasal Verbs With 'BUY'

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We have definitions for 5 phrasal verbs with 'BUY'

5 phrasal verbs with 'BUY'

Buy in

  1. Force a CD or record into the charts by buying lots of copies
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: Joe Meek's last hit, 'Singin' the Blues', was probably BOUGHT IN at number 40, but failed to go any higher.

Buy into

  1. Accept an idea
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: I never BOUGHT INTO the idea of a federalist Euopean Union.

Buy off

  1. Pay someone to stop them causing trouble
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: He BOUGHT the newspaper OFF by placing a lot of adverts.

Buy out

  1. Buy somebody's share in a company
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: His business partners BOUGHT him OUT to get rid of him.

Buy up

  1. Buy all of something
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: We BOUGHT UP all the shop had before the price went up.

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