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buy sb out

verb uk phrasal verb with buy   /baɪ/ (bought, bought) us  
to buy a part of a company or building from someone else so that you own all of it: Allied Chemicals have been trying to buy out their competitor's share in the target company.
Translations of “buy sb out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 買斷(某人的)股份(或産權)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 买断(某人的)股份(或产权)…
(Definition of buy sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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