List of multi-word verbs: buy

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This is a list of multi-word verbs based on the verb buy. It is intended as a reference for teachers, not as a mere list to be presented as-is to students.

  • buy in
  • i. pay to become part of, usually, a business: He reckons we're going to be really successful and he wants to buy in.
  • ii. accumulate, especially stock: There's a strike next week, so we have to make sure we buy in enough stuff to last us till it's over.
  • (also reflexive): He bought himself in.
  • buy back - retrieve by paying for it:
  • buy off - pay to avoid danger:
  • buy out - obtain control of a business by buying all the shares:
  • buy over - convince someone by paying them:
  • buy up - obtain as much as possible:

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