English version

buy somebody ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbuy somebody ↔ off phrasal verbPAY FORto pay someone money to stop them causing trouble or threatening you syn bribe buy→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
buy offHow much to buy them off?Then, as the congregation grew, she bought land off Edge Hill and had a fine new church built in 1887.So who, I wondered, would buy an off - roader that can't.Whether you're buying online or off, the Net is an invaluable mine of consumer advice.What I hear you saying is that I have lived my life as if I bought my clothes off the rack.You can't buy it off the shelf, and it is difficult to grow.I got fifteen bullets I bought right off the street from some school kid.
From Longman Business Dictionarybuy somebody → off phrasal verb [transitive] to pay someone money or give them something they want to stop them causing trouble or doing something that harms youCompanies bought off the threat of trouble with high wage settlements. buy→ See Verb table
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Verb table
buy
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybuy
he, she, itbuys
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybought
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bought
he, she, ithas bought
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bought
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill buy
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bought
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam buying
he, she, itis buying
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you, we, theyare buying
Past
I, he, she, itwas buying
you, we, theywere buying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been buying
he, she, ithas been buying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been buying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be buying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been buying
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