buying


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buy

 (bī)
v. bought (bôt), buy·ing, buys
v.tr.
1. To acquire in exchange for money or its equivalent; purchase. See Note at boughten.
2. To be capable of purchasing: "Certainly there are lots of things in life that money won't buy" (Ogden Nash).
3. To acquire by sacrifice, exchange, or trade: wanted to buy love with gifts.
4. To bribe: tried to buy a judge.
5. Informal To accept the truth or feasibility of: The officer didn't buy my lame excuse for speeding.
v.intr.
To purchase something; act as a purchaser.
n.
1. Something bought or for sale; a purchase.
2. An act of purchasing: a drug buy.
3. Something that is underpriced; a bargain.
Phrasal Verbs:
buy down
To pay an upfront fee to reduce (an interest rate) over part or all of the term of a loan.
buy into
1. To acquire a stake or interest in: bought into a risky real estate venture.
2. Informal To believe in, especially wholeheartedly or uncritically: couldn't buy into that brand of conservatism.
buy off
To bribe (an official, for example) in order to secure improper cooperation or gain exemption from a regulation or legal consequence.
buy out
To purchase the entire stock, business rights, or interests of.
buy up
To purchase all that is available of.
Idioms:
buy it Slang
To be killed.
buy the farm Slang
To die, especially suddenly or violently.
buy time
To increase the time available for a specific purpose: "A moderate recovery thus buys time for Congress and the Administration to whittle the deficit" (G. David Wallace).

[Middle English bien, beyen, from Old English bycgan, byg-; akin to Gothic bugjan, from Germanic *bugjanan, of unknown origin.]

buy′a·ble adj.

buying

(ˈbaɪɪŋ)
n
1.
a. the action or an instance of purchasing something
b. (as modifier): buying patterns.
2. (Economics) (as modifier): buying patterns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buying - the act of buyingbuying - the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"
purchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
shopping - searching for or buying goods or services; "went shopping for a reliable plumber"; "does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"
catalog buying, mail-order buying - buying goods to be shipped through the mail
viatication, viaticus - purchasing insurance policies for cash from terminally ill policy holders
Translations

buying

[ˈbaɪɪŋ]
A. Ncompra f
B. CPD buying power Npoder m adquisitivo
References in classic literature ?
The fact that I was buying upon information would send the shares up at once.
Nobody beneath the nobleman, or the gentleman of ancient lineage, so much as thought of buying a modern picture.
1331b] separate from this for buying and selling, which should be so situated as to be commodious for the reception of goods both by sea and land.
Why, I'm buying it, upon my honor, simply, believe me, for the glory of it, that Ryabinin, and no one else, should have bought the copse of Oblonsky.
The right kind of horses was hard to buy, and, as he put it, it was like pulling a tooth to get a farmer to part with one, despite the fact that he had been authorized to increase the buying sum by as much as fifty dollars.
It drives me past patience to hear you all talking o' best things, and buying in this, that, and the other, such as silver and chany.
All you have to do is buy, buy, buy, and keep on buying to the last stroke, when the directors declare the double dividend.
And, furthermore, they bought good stuff, too, for were they not buying his?
There was more in this buying of drinks than mere quantity.