Buy

Definition of Buy

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v. t.1.To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; - opposed to sell.
[imp. & p. p. Bought (bạt); p. pr. & vb. n. Buying (bī"ĭng).]
Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries.
- B. Franklin.
2.To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.
Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
- Prov. xxiii. 23.
To buy again
See Againbuy.
To buy off
a - To influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield by some consideration; as, to buy off conscience.
- Chaucer.
b - To detach by a consideration given; as, to buy off one from a party.
To buy out
a - To buy off, or detach from.
b - To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from the company, and the purchaser takes his place; as, A buys out B.
- Shak.
c - To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good will of a business.
To buy in
to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.
To buy on credit
to purchase, on a promise, in fact or in law, to make payment at a future day.
To buy the refusal
to give a consideration for the right of purchasing, at a fixed price, at a future time.
v. i.1.To negotiate or treat about a purchase.
I will buy with you, sell with you.
- Shak.

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