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the buying of something that one previously sold.
any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale, as by a supplier who agrees to purchase its customer's goods.
. a repurchase by a company of its own stock in the open market, as for investment purposes or for use in future corporate acquisitions.
noun use of the verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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