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English definition of “buy into something”

buy into something

verb [T] phrasal verb with buy  /bɑɪ/ ( past tense and past participle bought  /bɔt/) us  
to buy a part of a business in order to have some control over it: They bought into a software company. If you buy into an idea or plan, you give it your support or agree with it: Parents are expected to buy into the school's philosophy when they enroll their children.
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