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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybuy off
he/she/itbuys off
present participlebuying off
past tensebought off
past participlebought off
  1. 1
    same as buy1 (sense 2)

    Efforts to buy her off have failed.

  2. 2
    to pay someone to stop threatening you or blackmailing you
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