buy

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See 'buy' in the Legal dictionary.
See 'buy' in the Business dictionary.

For the verb: "to buy"

Simple Past: bought
Past Participle: bought

WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
buy vtr (purchase)comprar vtr
 Billy is going to buy a car.
 Billy se va a comprar un coche.
buy vtr slang (believe)tragarse vpron
 The policeman didn't buy the suspect's story.
 El policía no se tragó la historia del sospechoso.
buy n (bargain)ganga nf
 Españachollo nm
 This house is a good buy.
 Esta casa es una ganga.
 Esta casa es un chollo.
 
Additional Translations
buy n US (a purchase)compra nf
 The stock traders made a large buy.
 Los corredores de bolsa hicieron una gran compra.
buy n (act of buying)compra nf
 The undercover officer made a drug buy.
 El agente encubierto hizo una compra de drogas.
buy vi (be a purchaser)comprar vi
 You may both buy and sell at the trade fair.
 Puedes vender o comprar en la feria comercial.
buy vtr (acquire)adquirir vtr
 Our company is going to buy its competitor.
 Nuestra empresa va a adquirir la empresa de la competencia.
buy vtr (bribe)sobornar vtr
 jerga regional Méxicodar mordida loc verb
 The gang wants to buy a public official.
 Los pandilleros quieren sobornar al policía.
 Los pandilleros quieren darle mordida al policía.
buy vtr figurative (enable acquisition of sthg)comprar vtr
 Money can't buy happiness.
 El dinero no compra la felicidad.
buy vtr (obtain services of [sb])comprar, adquirir vtr
 One million euros will buy a good striker.
 Un millón de euros compran un buen delantero.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
bring and buy sale n UK colloquialventa a beneficio de productos hechos o cosechados por el vendedor nf
bring and buy sale n UK colloquialventa de cooperación a beneficio nf
buy and sell v (trade)comercio nm
 compraventa nf
buy back vtr (seller: repurchase what was sold)rescatar vtr
 Redeemable shares come with an agreement that the company can buy them back at a future date.
 Vendió las acciones con la opción de poder rescatarlas al año.
buy down vtr (rate: lower with a subsidy) hipoteca buydownloc nom f
buy in vtr (purchase [sth] in large quantities)comprar (algo) al por mayor vtr
 Todas esas piezas de tela que ves allí, las compra al por mayor.
buy into vtr figurative (accept as valid)tragarse, creerse vpron
buy into vtr (invest in)invertir en vtr
 En los años setenta invirtió un modesto capital en una pequeña y desconocida empresa, Apple; hoy es multimillonario.
buy off vtr informal (buy the cooperation of)comprar a vtr+prep
 We can buy him off by making a donation to his wife's hospital.
 Españafichar vtr
Note: Habitualmente sólo a personas aunque puede ser a entidades que se personifican.
 A ver si fichamos un buen vendedor que se deshaga de esto rápido.
buy on credit vtr (purchase now but pay later)comprar a plazos loc verb
 I became addicted to buying on credit, and now I'm on the verge of bankruptcy.
 comprar en cuotas loc verb
 comprar a crédito loc verb
 comprar con pago diferido loc verb
buy out vtr (purchase entire stock)comprar el total vtr
 El precio le pareció muy conveniente y compró el total de las unidades que teníamos disponible.
buy out vtr (take over ownership of)comprar la parte de loc verb
 Mi socia quería vender el negocio, yo no; así que le compré su parte.
buy [sth] at auction v (purchase [sth] by highest bid)comprar en subasta vtr
 adjudicar(se) en subasta vtr (pron)
 Nos adjudicamos el lote completo en subasta.
 comprar en un remate vtr
buy time v figurative (create a helpful delay)ganar tiempo loc verb
buy up vtr (purchase all of)acaparar vtr
 We bought up all the store's balloons for the party.
 comprar todo vtr
 Como estaban baratos compramos todos los tomates que había en el cajón.
good buy n (bargain)ganga nf
 I got a good buy on these drinks, only $1 per bottle.
 Argentina, fampichincha nf
 Viste qué hermosa es, y me costó sólo cincuenta pesos, una verdadera pichincha.
impulse buy n (spur-of-the-moment purchase)compra compulsiva nf
 Reconozco que esa fue una compra compulsiva; realmente no necesitaba otro televisor.
make a buy hacer una compra loc verb
offer to buy ofrecerse a comprar v
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