Know Your Next Word : buy

4. buy :

noun & verb :

1. to acquire the possession of, or the right to, by paying or promising to pay an equivalent, esp. in money

2. to acquire by exchange or concession

3. to hire or obtain the services of

4. to bribe

5. an act or instance of buying

  • The Yankees bought a new center fielder.

  • Most public officials cannot be bought.

  • He bought the whole story.

  • I don't buy that explanation.

  • The couch was a real buy.

  • That coat was a sensible buy.

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