Translation of "buy" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /baɪ/ us /baɪ/ bought, bought

buy verb (PAY FOR)

A1 [ I or T ] to get something by paying money for it

Eventually she had saved enough money to buy a small car. 她最终存够了买一辆小汽车的钱。
[ + two objects ] He bought his mother some flowers/He bought some flowers for his mother. 他给母亲买了些花。
There are more people buying at this time of the year so prices are high. 这个季节购物的人比较多,所以价格高昂。
The company was set up to buy and sell shares on behalf of investors. 成立该公司为的是代表投资者买卖股票。
I bought my camera from a friend of mine. 我的相机是从一个朋友处买的。
buy sb's silence

to pay someone or do something for someone, so that that person does not tell anyone something that they know about and that you want to remain secret

What will we have to do to buy her silence? 为了封住她的嘴我们该怎么办?

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buy verb (BELIEVE)

[ T ] informal to believe that something is true

She'll never buy that story about you getting lost! 她决不会相信你迷路的谎话!


uk /baɪ/ us /baɪ/
a good/bad buy

to be worth/not be worth the price

This jacket is a really good buy, at £200. 这件夹克真合算,才200英镑。

(Translation of “buy” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)