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English definition of “buy”

buy

verb [T]  /bɑɪ/ (past tense and past participle bought  /bɔt/) us  

buy verb [T] (PAY FOR)

to obtain something by paying money for it: She was saving to buy a car. He bought some flowers for his girlfriend.

buy verb [T] (BELIEVE)

infml to believe that something is true: She’ll never buy that story about having to take care of your sick grandmother.
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buy

noun [C]  /bɑɪ/ us  

buy noun [C] (ACT OF BUYING)

an occasion in which you pay less for something than what it is worth, and are therefore pleased: The rug turned out to be quite a buy.
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