To buy on credit
Buy 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 consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell. [1913 Webster]

Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries. --B. Franklin. [1913 Webster]

2. To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain. [1913 Webster]

Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. --Prov. xxiii. 23. [1913 Webster]

{To buy again}. See {Againbuy}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{To buy off}. (a) To influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield by some consideration; as, to buy off conscience. (b) To detach by a consideration given; as, to buy off one from a party.

{To buy out} (a) To buy off, or detach from. --Shak. (b) To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from the company, and the purchaser takes his place; as, A buys out B. (c) To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good will of a business.

{To buy in}, to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.

{To buy on credit}, to purchase, on a promise, in fact or in law, to make payment at a future day.

{To buy the refusal} (of anything), to give a consideration for the right of purchasing, at a fixed price, at a future time. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To buy off — Buy 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To buy out — Buy 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To buy the refusal — Buy 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buy on margin — buy stocks on credit with the intention to repay the loan in the future as the stock value rises (common practice during the 1920s, lead to major financial crises after the stock market crash) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • on credit — pay for something not in cash He decided to buy the stereo on credit …   Idioms and examples

  • on credit — idi bus by deferred payment: to buy a sofa on credit[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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