When acquiring the Times Newspaper Group, Murdoch bought up the satellite broadcaster that would become the basis of BSkyB.
I patted myself on the back and bought up the 1916 vintage of Llama-Llama footwear.
Everything up hereabouts is bought up at ten times its worth.'
There are very few of the very old ones left now as they have been bought up by collectors.
There is one block of Brightlight stock that I have not yet bought up.
Money was for the time so abundant, that goods rose immensely, and articles of luxury were all bought up.
Legal gentlemen are, I believe, quite as often bought off as bought up.
Clippers of all kinds and sizes were bought up at enormous prices, and rapidly transformed into privateers and letters of marque.
Then Duncan had bought up his paper, and compelled him to mortgage his home.
None could be issued, used as security for loans, or bought up by the government, at less than par plus the accrued interest.
Old English bycgan (past tense bohte) "to buy, pay for, acquire; redeem, ransom; procure; get done," from Proto-Germanic *bugjanan (cf. Old Saxon buggjan, Old Norse byggja, Gothic bugjan), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.
The surviving spelling is southwest England dialect; the word was generally pronounced in Old English and Middle English with a -dg- sound as "budge," or "bidge." Meaning "believe, accept as true" first recorded 1926. Related: Bought; buying. To buy time "prevent further deterioration but make no improvement" is attested from 1946.
"a purchase," especially a worthwhile one, 1879, American English, from buy (v.).