Phrasal Verbs with 'Buy'

Buy in

Force a CD or record into the charts by buying lots of copies

Example: Joe Meek's last hit, 'Singin' the Blues', was probably BOUGHT IN at number 40, but failed to go any higher.

Buy into

Accept an idea

Example: I never BOUGHT INTO the idea of a federalist Euopean Union.

Buy off

Pay someone to stop them causing trouble

Example: He BOUGHT the newspaper OFF by placing a lot of adverts.

Buy out

Buy somebody's share in a company

Example: His business partners BOUGHT him OUT to get rid of him.

Buy up

Buy all of something

Example: We BOUGHT UP all the shop had before the price went up.