ˌbuy sth ˈup

phrasal verb
to buy large amounts of something or all of it that is available
Developers bought up old theatres and converted them into cinemas.[/ex]

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  • buy something in — ˌbuy sthˈin derived (BrE) to buy sth in large quantities Main entry: ↑buyderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • buy something up — ˌbuy sthˈup derived to buy all or as much as possible of sth • Developers are buying up all the land on the island. Main entry: ↑buyderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • (buy) a pig in a poke — (buy) a pig in a ˈpoke idiom if you buy a pig in a poke, you buy sth without seeing it or knowing if it is good enough • Buying from a catalogue can mean buying a pig in a poke. Main entry: ↑pigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • buy — buy1 W1S1 [baı] v past tense and past participle bought [bo:t US bo:t] [: Old English; Origin: bycgan] 1.) a) [I and T] to get something by paying money for it ≠ ↑sell ▪ Where did you buy that dress? ▪ Ricky showed her the painting he d bought… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Buy — To purchase an asset; taking a long position. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. buy buy 1 [baɪ] verb bought PTandPP [bɔt ǁ bɒːt] [transitive] 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • buy — To purchase an asset; taking a long position. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary bid (or buy) An offer to buy a specific quantity of a commodity at a stated price. The price that the market participants are willing to pay. Chicago Mercantile Exchange …   Financial and business terms

  • buy — 1 /baI/ verb past tense and past participle bought 1 a) (I, T) to get something by paying money for it: Where did you buy that dress? | buy sb sth: Let me buy you a drink. | buy sth for: Sally s buying new curtains for the bedroom. | buy sth from …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • buy*/*/*/ — [baɪ] (past tense and past participle bought [bɔːt] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to get something by paying money for it I need to buy some clothes.[/ex] He s always buying me presents.[/ex] When I go away on business, I usually buy something for my… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • buy sb/sth out — UK US buy sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with buy({{}}/baɪ/ verb (bought, bought) ► FINANCE to buy a part of a company or building from someone else so that you own all of it: »The bank announced that it wanted to buy out the publicly owned shares of… …   Financial and business terms

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