buy up
transitive verb Date: circa 1534 1. to buy freely or extensively 2. to buy the entire available supply of

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  • buy up — index purchase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • buy up — verb take over ownership of; of corporations and companies (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑take over, ↑buy out • Derivationally related forms: ↑buyout (for: ↑buy out), ↑takeover …   Useful english dictionary

  • buy up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms buy up : present tense I/you/we/they buy up he/she/it buys up present participle buying up past tense bought up past participle bought up to buy large amounts of something or all of it that is available… …   English dictionary

  • buy up — PHRASAL VERB If you buy up land, property, or a commodity, you buy large amounts of it, or all that is available. [V P n (not pron)] The mention of price rises sent citizens out to their shops to buy up as much as they could... [V n P] The… …   English dictionary

  • Buy-Up — Points paid by a lender to a borrower or mortgage broker for a loan with an above market interest rate. When the points are paid to the borrower, it is known as a rebate, and must be used to defray loan settlement costs. When the points are paid… …   Investment dictionary

  • buy up — {v. phr.} To purchase the entire stock of something. * /The company is trying to buy up all the available shares./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • buy up — {v. phr.} To purchase the entire stock of something. * /The company is trying to buy up all the available shares./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • buy\ up — v. phr. To purchase the entire stock of something. The company is trying to buy up all the available shares …   Словарь американских идиом

  • buy up — buy all of a product or all the shares in a company    At closing time, Abe comes in and buys up the last shares …   English idioms

  • buy up — verb To buy the whole of, the totality of something. The marshland was bought up by a housing company …   Wiktionary

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