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buy sth/sb out

phrasal verb with buy
 
 
/baɪ/ verb (bought, bought)
FINANCE to buy a part of a company or building from someone else so that you own all of it: The bank announced that it wanted to buy out the publicly owned shares of its stock. The group had purchased the rest of the five-story building, and now they wanted to buy her out.
LAW to pay money to release someone from a contract: He negotiated a deal to receive $175,000 to buy out his contract early. He has completed only two seasons of his three year contract, but it is assumed that the company will buy him out.
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