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buy sb off

phrasal verb with buy uk   us   /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.
(Definition of buy sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “buy sb off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 买通,贿赂(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 買通,賄賂(某人)…
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