Definition of Buy up

1. Verb. Take over ownership of; of corporations and companies. "The men buy up the chairs"

Exact synonyms: Buy Out, Take Over
Generic synonyms: Buy, Purchase
Derivative terms: Buyout, Takeover

Definition of Buy up

1. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To buy the whole of, the totality of something. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buy Up

buy at
buy back
buy cotton
buy food
buy in
buy into
buy it
buy off
buy off on
buy out
buy someone out
buy straw hats in winter
buy the farm
buy time
buy to let
buy up (current term)
buyer's market
buyer's markets

Literary usage of Buy up

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1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1904)
"Course, while we 're buyin' up these other things, we 've got to buy up Congress." "Phin!" exclaimed Eph, suddenly, " we '11 have a dickens of a tax-bill to ..."

2. Gold Hunting in Alaska by Joseph Grinnell (1901)
"With half the money we spent in the States one could buy up a good outfit. If one could only see ahead! But in that case we would not have been here, ..."

3. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"A German agent is arrived here to buy up horses for the emperor. Saturday, 25 Octob.—The new East India company are sending out 3 ships for those parts, ..."

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