Adjective "buy" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Obtain in exchange for payment.
  1. 'he had been able to buy up hundreds of acres'
  2. no object 'homeowners who buy into housing developments'
  3. 'I know one smart one who saved all her money from 2 years of bar work and bought herself a house in a nice subdivision in Pattaya.'
  4. 'The cooker they bought six months ago no longer has a light in the oven so they can see if their roast is done.'
  5. 'The money may not buy much but you will get paid back your original investment.'
  6. 'We are of the view that time is now to look for money to buy up the bumper harvest.'
  7. 'If they can sell a large home and buy into a village, it frees up capital for them to buy a new car, travel, or go overseas.'
  8. 'Investors buying into the market are finding attractive returns.'
  9. 'In order to buy the house some money that my Grandfather had stashed away for myself and my brothers was used as part of the deposit.'
  10. 'A reporter at a police station was told that if she was buying a house she could obtain the police information she wanted from from her realtor.'
  11. 'Did you log on and buy up the maximum allocation of six tickets per person?'
  12. 'Then he said that he's going to support me through college and buy me a car and whatever - if I did what he wanted.'
  13. 'It attracts someone's attention, they buy you out and spend billions in development.'
  14. 'Well, dagnabit, if you cant beat them, you can have them buy you out.'
  15. 'If they try to keep people out or buy them out, it could get very ugly, very quickly.'
  16. 'They talk to Izzy about buying her out of the business, and what a shock, she rants and storms out, knocking Steph over in the process.'
  17. 'Of course, this wouldn't keep people from buying them out of town, but presumably its backers would like to see similar law enacted in other cities, too.'
  18. 'Even if you couldn't afford to buy them out totally, you could become a seriously difficulty to them continuing to manufacture the weapons.'
  19. 'Alternatively, they may be happy to buy the house with you on the understanding that you will buy them out of their share later when you can afford it or that they get a share of any growth in value when you sell up.'
  20. 'Watchdogs are calling for an investigation after it emerged that firms are effectively bribing staff with thousands of pounds in cash offers to buy them out of their pension schemes.'
  21. 'Your little company may be nothing but a flea in a corporate elephant's patch of jungle but just how much might the elephant be willing to pay to be rid of you, or to buy you out?'
  22. 'When you see a sold stock run, you will think of everything bad: It's going straight to $40, someone is going to buy them out, they're going to cure cancer tomorrow, etc, etc.'
  23. '‘It used to be the case that soldiers bought themselves out of the armed forces.’'
  24. 'I bought myself out of the army and came here 23 years ago and have loved every minute of it.'
  25. 'Condemned to celibacy because married servants were expensive and inconvenient, their proverbial cupidity arose as often as not from saving to buy themselves out of service and into family life.'
  26. 'There are signs that it is already too late, with more than 5,370 infantry soldiers buying themselves out of the army in the past three years rather than be posted back abroad.'
  27. 'Normally, obstacles were put in your way should you want to buy yourself out, but this was an emergency.'
  28. 'here was a man who could not be bought'
  29. 'Some will argue this means that he can't be bought by lobbyists.'
  30. 'Labour politicians who accept hospitality and sponsorship insist they can't be bought.'
  31. 'money can't buy happiness'
  32. 'Being a veteran buys you no credibility and no respect.'
  33. 'And wealth buys you clean water, sanitation, and healthcare.'
  34. 'Marketing types know that clever renaming only buys you something when the competition is on the margins of a product's value.'
  35. 'While that does not make him the owner - which would be illegal under the rules - it buys him a lot of influence.'
  36. 'Money doesn't buy happiness and most of the time the best people are the people that you mob pass on the street everyday.'
  37. 'Money may not buy us love, or even happiness, but it can go a long way toward buying things for which we have, as yet, no other currency.'
  38. 'It has been known for centuries that money does not buy happiness.'
  39. 'This buys you an Aromatic Back Massage, a Mini-Facial, a file and polish and a one-course lunch in the brasserie.'
  40. 'An ad on this channel buys you notoriety, recognition and helps you reach 10,000 customers a day!'
  41. 'It buys you things like commercials and the ability to travel where you want.'
  42. 'He surrendered in October, but it was a prize too dearly bought.'
  43. 'But the support of the other members of the world community will be more dearly bought.'
  44. 'If there have been improvements in the NHS, they have been dearly bought.'
  45. 'It is dearly bought, requires sacrifice to keep, and represents a way of life.'
  46. '‘I used to be a much snootier reader," she admits, " but I'm buying for a lot of different stores and a lot of different readers, so I have to be far more egalitarian.’'
Accept the truth of.
  1. no object 'I hate to buy into stereotypes'
  2. 'But to buy into his sinister conclusions means buying into his level of contempt for the present authority.'
  3. 'To tell you the truth, I bought into that as well - and boy were we wrong.'
  4. '‘When I started doing research for my dissertation I discovered that women weren't really buying into it,’ she said.'
  5. 'We accept the premise that parents must be convinced to buy into any reform agenda.'
  6. 'But because North Americans have been conditioned to equate success with owning a huge, new house with a huge yard, we keep buying into the illusion.'
  7. 'It's just that I'm concerned there may be women out there who are actually buying into this heart-on-my-sleeve lovelorn weeping.'
  8. 'Those who purchase goods in a world market are also buying into the ideology of the world capitalist economy.'
  9. 'It requires that the viewer exhibit a fair amount of willing suspension of disbelief, but buying into the essential premise is more than half the battle.'


A purchase.
  1. 'He has consistently proved to have the happy knack of picking up bargain buys and nurturing them into top class players and he is ready to follow the same formula at Maine Road.'
  2. 'Our picks are both in buys and short sales and 95% of the stocks we recommend have options, which allow you to trade with a smaller amount of cash.'
  3. 'British bargain buys are too few and far between.'
  4. 'Yet the question remains, is the sector an attractive buy to investors?'
  5. 'Investors looking for profitable buys are also among the first potential buyers, as well as people living in other parts of Bradford.'
  6. 'However, shopping wisely - with an eye on bargain buys - should soften the blow to your bank balance.'
  7. 'a drug buy'
  8. 'For instance, the fund may join a consortium of investors organized to fund a quick buy and sale of a piece.'
  9. 'They didn't meet a damn person that might tip them to a job, a drug buy, or anything else.'
  10. 'And he did not keep detailed records of his alleged drug buys.'
  11. 'She described going to a drug buy in a pub to get more stuff.'
  12. 'But for those who believe in watching the buys and sales of insiders it is an interesting move, particularly when it is backed up by another key company official's deals.'
  13. 'He never asked Felix to wear a wire, never marked the money he gave Felix for drug buys.'
  14. 'Hearings last month revealed he often wrote notes about his alleged drug buys on his legs.'

More definitions

1. to acquire the possession of, or the right to, by paying or promising to pay an equivalent, especially in money; purchase.

2. to acquire by exchange or concession: to buy favor with flattery.

3. to hire or obtain the services of: The Yankees bought a new center fielder.

4. to bribe: Most public officials cannot be bought.

5. to be the monetary or purchasing equivalent of: Ten dollars buys less than it used to.

6. Chiefly Theology. to

More examples(as adjective)

"organizations can be buy in offers."

"investors can be buy on dips."

"beers can be buy during months."

"producers can be buy in/at/on years."

"places can be buy for guineas."

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Old English bycgan, of Germanic origin.


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