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I need to buy some new clothes.
Now you can buy and sell shares on the Internet.
Tickets can be bought at the door.
A lot of people just come into the shop without buying.
I bought a ball from the toy store.
I said I'd buy his bike off him.
He's always buying me presents.
Ed's parents bought that new computer for him.
They offered to buy the car for $4,000.
This dog food is cheaper when you buy it in bulk.
attempts to buy peace with land
Increased profits would be bought at the expense of paying less attention to quality.
This is the American English definition of buy. View British English definition of buy.
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