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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.

buy up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Commerce) to purchase all, or all that is available, of (something)
2. (Commerce) commerce to purchase a controlling interest in (a company, etc), as by the acquisition of shares
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.buy up - take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
buy, purchase - 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"
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So the commission, which is coordinating the project for the city and county, offered to buy UP's spur, which had 5,052 feet of existing railway, for $126,300--about $25 a foot.
Iqbal Waseem, who lives on Airport Road, said low-income families could not afford to buy UPS systems for their homes.
Noting that Amazon (AMZN) should represent only 4%-6% of lower margin revenues at UPS, the analyst argued that if all of that is ultimately brought into the e-commerce giant's own network, its "hardly a disaster." BUY UPS: In a research note to investors, Loop Capital's Paterson upgraded UPS to Buy from Hold with an unchanged price target of $131.