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comprar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (algo: adquirir)buy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (formal)purchase vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Juan ha comprado un coche.
 John bought a car.
comprar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (a alguien: sobornar)buy off vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
   (formal)bribe vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El acusado intentó comprar a los testigos.
 The defendant tried to buy the witnesses off.
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Compound Forms:
comprar a buen precio buy at a good price
comprar barato algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (por debajo de su precio)buy [sth] cheap exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  get a deal on [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  buy [sth] cheaply exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
comprar caro algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (pagar demasiado)pay a lot for [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
comprar por comprar shopping for fun, browsing
comprar servicios purchase services, pay for services
comprar un favor   (US)buy a favor
   (UK)buy a favour
comprar una mujer buy a woman's love
comprar votos buy votes
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