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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.
Translations of “buy sb off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 買通,賄賂(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 买通,贿赂(某人)…
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