Definition of 'buy'
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I buy something to eat on the way home, cook it, watch TV, read a book. CHAMELEON (2002)In a way...' `They're looking to buy something through an associate of yours. CHAMELEON (2002)Two and a half billion dollars tended to buy respectability, regardless of how such a fortune was amassed. CHAMELEON (2002)
Trends of 'buy'
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Translations for 'buy'
British English: buy /baɪ/ VERB
If you buy something, you obtain it by paying money for it.
He could not afford to buy a house.
- American English: buy
- Arabic: يَشتَري
- Brazilian Portuguese: comprar
- Chinese: 买
- Croatian: kupiti
- Czech: koupit
- Danish: købe
- Dutch: kopen
- European Spanish: comprar
- Finnish: ostaa
- French: acheter
- German: kaufen
- Greek: αγοράζω
- Italian: acquistare
- Japanese: 買う
- Korean: 사다
- Norwegian: kjøpe
- Polish: kupić
- European Portuguese: comprar
- Romanian: a cumpăra
- Russian: покупать
- Spanish: comprar
- Swedish: köpa
- Thai: ซื้อ
- Turkish: satın almak
- Ukrainian: купувати
- Vietnamese: mua
Definition of buy from the Collins English Dictionary
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