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buy

verb
 
 
/baɪ/ (bought, bought)
[I or T] to get something by paying money for it: Most people who move into a new house are going to buy things. There are more people buying at this time of the year so prices are high. The company was set up to buy and sell shares on behalf of investors.buy sth from sb We always buy paper from the same supplier.buy sth for sb/sth Customers may be buying mobile phones for their children.buy sb sth I offered to buy him lunch. The firm buys in bulk and negotiates substantial discounts.
[T] COMMERCE, FINANCE to be enough money to get something: A country where the pound buys almost 30% more than it did a year ago will attract British tourists.buy sb sth A few dollars will buy you a book that holds the experience of a lifetime.
(Definition of buy verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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