Associations to the word «Buy»


BUY, verb. (transitive) To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
BUY, verb. (transitive) To obtain by some sacrifice.
BUY, verb. (transitive) To bribe.
BUY, verb. (transitive) To be equivalent to in value.
BUY, verb. (transitive) (informal) to accept as true; to believe
BUY, verb. (intransitive) To make a purchase or purchases, to treat (for a meal)
BUY, verb. (poker slang) (transitive) To make a bluff, usually a large one.
BUY, noun. Something which is bought; a purchase.
BUY AND PAY FOR, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see buy,‎ pay for.
BUY AND PAY FOR, verb. Bribe; corrupt with money from special interests.
BUY BACK, verb. To purchase something already sold, misplaced, destroyed or given away
BUY BACK, noun. Alternative spelling of buyback
BUY COTTON, verb. (US) (euphemistic) to lack employment.
BUY INTO, verb. (idiomatic) believe; accept a craze or fad for valid.
BUY INTO, verb. (finance) To buy stocks or shares of (a business).
BUY IT, verb. (slang) To die.
BUY OFF, verb. (transitive) to pay off, convince to refrain etc. by corrupt payment or other service
BUY OFF ON, verb. To consent to.
BUY OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to purchase the entire stock or extent of something
BUY OUT, verb. (transitive) to purchase the ownership of a company
BUY OUT, verb. To close someone's contract by paying him or her a sum of money, the terms of which are often stated in the contract itself.
BUY STRAW HATS IN WINTER, verb. (idiomatic) Of stocks, to buy when both demand and price is low, sell when demand and price is high.
BUY THE FARM, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (informal) (euphemistic) To die; generally, to die in battle or in a plane crash.
BUY TIME, verb. (idiomatic) Purposefully cause a delay to something, in order to achieve something else.
BUY TO LET, verb. (UK) (idiomatic) To purchase a property as in investment, and to let it out for rental instead of living in it
BUY UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To buy the whole of, the totality of something.
BUY UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To buy whatever is available of something.
BUY WOLF TICKETS, verb. (AAVE) To call the bluff of, or respond to the threats or boasts of, someone who has been selling wolf tickets.
BUY WOOF TICKETS, verb. Alternative form of sell wolf tickets

Dictionary definition

BUY, noun. An advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price".
BUY, verb. Obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store".
BUY, verb. Make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought".
BUY, verb. Be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train".
BUY, verb. Acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work".
BUY, verb. Accept as true; "I can't buy this story".

Wise words

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.
Turkish Proverb