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buy something (from someone) (for something)

to purchase something from someone at a particular price, or for a particular type of payment, such as for cash, for practically nothing, etc. I bought the car from Mark for a reasonable price. I bought it for a reasonable price from Mark.

buy something

Fig. to believe something someone says; to accept something to be a fact. It may be true, but I don't buy it. I just don't buy the idea that you can swim that far.


1. n. a purchase. Man, this is a great buy.
2. tv. to believe something. It sounds good to me, but will your wife buy it?
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The price, expressed in terms of cash equivalents, at which property would change hands between a hypothetical willing and able buyer and a hypothetical willing and able seller, acting at arm's length in an open and unrestricted market, when neither is under compulsion to buy or sell and when both have reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts.
The Canadian team is doing an outstanding job, and we expect another year of solid revenue growth," said Bob Willett, CEO of Best Buy International.
Pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista Business, the ThinkPad T60 widescreen and Lenovo 3000 N100 models available at Best Buy For Business stores will offer individual users the quality, innovation and best-of-breed technologies that Lenovo is known for in the business world.
com for a quick profit, but those buys backfired and plunged them to third place.
Most wives and girlfriends tell their men what to buy: 61% of husbands and 54% of boyfriends say they are told what they buy for the holidays.
In-Depth Pricing Analysis: Competitive price listings are available directly on product pages, eliminating the need for customers to spend hours researching the best deals on the web or validating Buy.
SanDisk is proud to team with Best Buy for the launch of their Digital Music Store featuring Rhapsody 4.
The Best Buy Reward Zone program MasterCard card is another way for Best Buy to recognize and reward loyal customers, and provides automatic enrollment to the popular Reward Zone program.
The lawsuit contends that in 2002, Best Buy failed to penetrate the North Texas market in the low voltage integration business due to a lack of contacts and the existence of established business relationships between many upscale homebuilders and integration companies like Powell.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including expectations relating to the trial program with Best Buy, its impact as a key step in expanding our ability to reach the targeted consumers for our low-power products and generate greater awareness for our tip technology, and the potential to rollout the Company's power adapters in all Best Buy stores.
Already more than 300 Best Buy For Business professionals and Geek Squad Agents have completed Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) training, including the Small Business Specialist designation; by year-end more than 900 Best Buy For Business and Geek Squad Agents are expected to be MCP certified.
Best Buy received more than 78,200 completed applications for this year's scholarship program.
Our virtual commerce model allows us to expand into new markets quickly and efficiently, further solidifying the Buy.
Best Buy has delivered $5 million in new computer equipment into Mississippi and Louisiana for the states' K-12 schools.