They also encouraged faith leaders to buy 1,000 or more advance tickets, or even to buy out an entire theater.
Private equity firms thus come to financially distressed corporations and offer to buy out the existing shareholders.
At any rate, he must buy out something that would float on the lake, for he was about half boy and half boat.
I am coming back in September and will buy out your grocery.
I could buy out a store while you ladies were selecting the ribbons for your neck.
I'm not rich, but I've got enough to buy out any business in Lethbury.
A company was formed that pushed things, and they wanted to buy out grandfather.
Do the job up right if you have to buy out every wannigan in town.
It's funny, but old French is trying to buy out Miss Winton, too.
It pays to wait and buy out of season, as much can be saved in this way.
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.).