Third person singular
- (transitive & intransitive) If you buy something, you give money and the thing becomes yours.
- Could you buy some milk at the store?
- We sold the house and bought a small apartment near Lincoln Center.
- I stood in line all night to buy tickets for the show.
- My kids don't want to wear the clothes I buy for them.
- I can't afford to buy a new house.
- In 1960, Willard bought the business from his father.
- He bought the guitar for $150 on the internet.
- (transitive) If money buys something, it is enough money to pay for it.
- $10 doesn't even buy a case of beer.
- $100 buys a nice dinner or a hotel for the night.
- (transitive) If you buy (somebody) time, you stop something from happening soon so that you have time to prepare for it.
- She went to the washroom to buy time. She didn't want to answer before Kate arrived.
- (transitive) If you buy an idea, you believe it.
- Your mother won't buy the story about getting lost.
- I can buy that your way works, but other ways might work too.
Related words [change]
- (countable) A buy is something that someone has bought, usually for a cheap price.
- This dress was a good buy. It was on sale.