buy

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noun
Buy is used before these nouns: ↑signal
Buy is used after these nouns: ↑bargain, ↑impulse
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verb
ADVERB
cheaply

Old bicycles can be bought quite cheaply.

online

Young people are very comfortable buying online.

locally

Was the produce imported or bought locally?

VERB + BUY
can afford to

We can afford to buy enough paint to do the whole house.

can't afford to

I can't afford to buy a new car.

PREPOSITION
at

CDs can now be bought at the supermarket.

for

He bought a car for his daughter.

I bought it for $25.

from

I bought some books from a friend.

PHRASES
buy and sell

She makes her living buying and selling antiques.

money can buy, money can't buy

It's the best that money can buy.

There are some things money can't buy.

Buy is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑consumer, ↑investor, ↑money, ↑museum
Buy is used with these nouns as the object: ↑apartment, ↑art, ↑asset, ↑beer, ↑bond, ↑business, ↑company, ↑condom, ↑condominium, ↑copy, ↑cottage, ↑coverage, ↑cup, ↑currency, ↑drink, ↑electricity, ↑equipment, ↑estate, ↑excuse, ↑firm, ↑flat, ↑food, ↑franchise, ↑gift, ↑goods, ↑grocery, ↑happiness, ↑home, ↑house, ↑insurance, ↑journal, ↑land, ↑lease, ↑licence, ↑loyalty, ↑lunch, ↑magazine, ↑mansion, ↑membership, ↑merchandise, ↑mortgage, ↑newspaper, ↑outfit, ↑painting, ↑paper, ↑pension, ↑permit, ↑pint, ↑postcard, ↑present, ↑produce, ↑product, ↑property, ↑provision, ↑record, ↑right, ↑round, ↑security, ↑share, ↑single, ↑site, ↑slave, ↑software, ↑stake, ↑stock, ↑subscription, ↑supply, ↑ticket, ↑trailer, ↑wardrobe, ↑warranty

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  • buy — [bī] vt. bought, buying [ME bien < OE bycgan < ? IE base of BOW1] 1. to get by paying or agreeing to pay money or some equivalent; purchase 2. to get as by an exchange [buy victory with human lives] 3. to be the means of purchasing [all… …   English World dictionary

  • Buy — (b[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bought} (b[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Buying} (b[imac] [i^]ng).] [OE. buggen, buggen, bien, AS. bycgan, akin to OS. buggean, Goth. bugjan.] 1. To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • buy — ► VERB (buys, buying; past and past part. bought) 1) obtain in exchange for payment. 2) get (something) by sacrifice or great effort. 3) informal accept the truth of. ► NOUN informal ▪ a purchase …   English terms dictionary

  • Buy — ist der Name folgender Personen: Frans du Buy (* 1931), niederländischer Jurist und Völkerrechtler Margherita Buy (* 1962), italienische Schauspielerin Siehe auch: Best Buy, US amerikanisches Unternehmen mit Firmensitz in Richfield, Minnesota …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • buy — buy, purchase mean to acquire something for money or an equivalent. Buy is at once the more general and the homelier word; consequently, while it may be freely used of any such transaction, it is distinctly the word of choice in respect to small …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Buy — Buy, v. i. To negotiate or treat about a purchase. [1913 Webster] I will buy with you, sell with you. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buy Me — is a television program that is currently aired on HGTV in the U.S. (since 2005), and on HGTV Canada (since 2003), where it is that cable network s most popular show. It is also seen in Belgium and South Africa, either dubbed or with subtitles.… …   Wikipedia

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