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To buy something



to get something by paying money for it



to buy something



to buy something

invest in

to buy something, especially something that you need and will use a lot

buy up

to buy large amounts of something or all of it that is available



to buy a product from another country and bring it to your country



if you place an order, you ask a company to sell you something and send it to you

get in

to buy or collect things that you need

splash out

to buy something expensive

buy into

to buy part of a business, especially in order to get control of it

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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