Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “buy-in”

buy-in

noun /ˈbaɪ.ɪn/
[C] a situation in which a person or group buys enough shares in a company to get control of it: She led a buy-in of the group and is now its director. [C] a situation in which a company buys its own shares from shareholders [U] the fact of agreeing with and accepting something that someone suggests: If you want to go ahead with these plans, you'll need buy-in from the staff.
(Definition of buy-in noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “buy-in” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More