obtain sth by giving money
obtain sth by sacrifice
a good buy, is a useful purchase or a bargain
"she got a bargain at the auction"
"the stock was a real buy at that price"
"The family purchased a new car"
"The conglomerate acquired a new company"
"She buys for the big department store"
"This judge can be bought"
"This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
"She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
"I can't buy this story"
He's gone into Smithfield to buy your worship a horse.
出自：2 Henry IV , Shakespeare
Water grew scarce, water was to be bought, five cents, ten cents, fifteen cents a gallon.
出自： J. Steinbeck
I've bought the car back I sold last week.
The company is usually prepared to buy the house back when you leave.
He changed his mind about moving, but was unable to buy the house back.
She sold her house and bought it back again later.
They bought the cottage back at the original price.
当价格便宜时他买进。 buy sth ⇔ in
Many farmers buy in ewes in autumn.
We have bought in an extra supply of coal for the cold winter.
They bought in as much food as would last the winter.
Have you bought in enough bread for the weekend?
We have bought in large stocks of this material.
We bought in plenty of coal before the strike started.
We must make sure to buy sugar in before the price rises again.
我们必须在糖再次涨价之前多买些备用。 buy sth ⇔ in
An auctioneer, at the moment of non-sale, should be required to state plainly to his audience that an item has been bought in.
The painting failed to reach its agreed price, and was bought in at $68000.
拍卖时,那张画没有达到议定的价格,结果它以68000美元的价格被物主自己买回。 buy in
The company seems to be doing so well that I would like to buy in.
He will buy in as a partner.
他将入股成为股东。 buy oneself/sth in
Buying yourself in is the only way to get a vote in the company's future.
If you want to become a partner in the firm, you will have to buy your way in.
The gangster's friends bought off the police witness.
The gambler bought off the police and thus was able to operate freely.
I don't like the way they are trying to buy me off— there must be something suspicious going on.
It would be cheaper to buy the competitors off, rather than run the risk of losing all our business.
The thief tried to buy the policeman off, but he did not succeed.
His sister threatened to tell the police, so he had to buy her off.
He was quite mistaken if he thought he could buy me off.
There was only one opponent to their plan and they bought him off.
Unless he drops the charge, we'll have to buy him off.
The blackmailer will have to be bought off, or he'll ruin your good name.
They all refused to be bought off to do anything they ought not to do.
The only person who they thought would contest the legality of the will was bought off by the beneficiaries.
We bought the dishwasher on credit.
A finance house made a bid to buy up the entire company.
He bought up a bankrupt textile company.
The company bought up all the other cinemas and so became free of competition.
Housewives, afraid of running short, have bought up all the sugar in the shops.
The food monopolies bought up the small farmers' products at pressed prices.
The government bought up the whole domestic rubber crop.
The state bought up all the cotton from the farmers.
He bought up all the spare building land in the district and can now charge what he wants for it.
All the new rice transplanters were quickly bought up the day they were offered for sale.
All supplies of this material have been bought up by the chemical industry— there's none available to private householders.
The price of coal is advancing, for all the coal in market has been bought up by speculators.
All the apples in the shop have been bought up by that woman.
误 I have bought the bike for years.
正 I bought the bike years ago.
正 I've had the bike for years.
误 I'll buy this one.
正 I'll take this one.
误 They used to go out to buy things on Sunday.
正 They used to go out shopping on Sunday.
析 “去买东西”习惯说go shopping,不说go to buy things。
误 He bought these books at 30 yuan .
正 He bought these books for 30 yuan .
误 The boy was kidnapped, but his rich father was able to buy him out.
正 The boy was kidnapped, but his rich father was able to buy him off.
析 buy out只表示“用钱使某人免去…”,而要表示“出钱疏通或行贿”,则应用buy off。
误 He bought a bicycle to me.
正 He bought a bicycle for me.