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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUY OUT

Could buy out old Scragmore a thousand times, and never feel it.

I am going to find Tia Juana if she is above ground and buy out her claim.

I am coming back in September and will buy out your grocery.

I'm not rich, but I've got enough to buy out any business in Lethbury.

Do the job up right if you have to buy out every wannigan in town.

It pays to wait and buy out of season, as much can be saved in this way.

He was never to be rich enough to buy out his own partners and to be independent of them.

An' once we start, we've got to buy out every bakery in the country.

Valliant now whispered to me: "We will have to buy out of this."

Honeyman begged and borrowed in order to buy out the last man.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bycgan (past tense bohte) "to buy, pay for, acquire; redeem, ransom; procure; get done," from Proto-Germanic *bugjanan (cf. Old Saxon buggjan, Old Norse byggja, Gothic bugjan), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.

The surviving spelling is southwest England dialect; the word was generally pronounced in Old English and Middle English with a -dg- sound as "budge," or "bidge." Meaning "believe, accept as true" first recorded 1926. Related: Bought; buying. To buy time "prevent further deterioration but make no improvement" is attested from 1946.

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