buy someone out

a) To purchase someones property (particularly real estate) or someones share of a property, partnership, company, etc.
b) To close someones contract by paying him or her a sum of money, the terms of which are often stated in the contract itself.

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  • buy someone out — pay someone to give up an ownership, interest, or share. → buy …   English new terms dictionary

  • buy sb out — UK US buy sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with buy({{}}/baɪ/ verb (bought, bought) ► FINANCE to buy a part of a company or building from someone else so that you own all of it: »The bank announced that it wanted to buy out the publicly owned shares of… …   Financial and business terms

  • buy sth out — UK US buy sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with buy({{}}/baɪ/ verb (bought, bought) ► FINANCE to buy a part of a company or building from someone else so that you own all of it: »The bank announced that it wanted to buy out the publicly owned shares of… …   Financial and business terms

  • buy — buy1 [ baı ] (past tense and past participle bought [ bɔt ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to get something by paying money for it: I need to buy some new clothes. Now you can buy and sell shares on the Internet. Tickets can be bought …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • buy out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms buy out : present tense I/you/we/they buy out he/she/it buys out present participle buying out past tense bought out past participle bought out 1) business to pay money to your business partner so that you can …   English dictionary

  • buy out — verb take over ownership of; of corporations and companies (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑take over, ↑buy up • Derivationally related forms: ↑buyout, ↑takeover (for: ↑take over) …   Useful english dictionary

  • buy out phrasal — verb 1 (transitive buy someone/something out) to buy someone s shares share 2 (6) of a business that you previously owned together, so that you have complete control see also: buyout 2 (transitive buy someone out of something) to pay money so… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • buy out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you buy someone out, you buy their share of something such as a company or piece of property that you previously owned together. → See also buyout [V P n (not pron)] The bank had to pay to buy out most of the 200 former… …   English dictionary

  • buy — verb (buys, buying; past and past participle bought) 1》 obtain in exchange for payment.     ↘(buy someone out) pay someone to give up an ownership, interest, or share.     ↘(buy oneself out) obtain one s release from the armed services by payment …   English new terms dictionary

  • buy out — verb a) to purchase the entire stock or extent of something b) to purchase the ownership of a company See Also: buyout, buy someone out …   Wiktionary

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