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English definition of “buy sb off”

buy sb off

phrasal verb with buy     /baɪ/ verb (bought, bought)
to pay someone so that they do not cause you any trouble: They tried to buy the guard at the bank off but he told the police and the gang was arrested.Fraud and corruption
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