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buy something up

to buy all of something; to buy the entire supply of something. He bought the oranges up from all the groves. He bought up all the oranges and drove up the price.
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buy up

Purchase all that is available, as in They want to buy up all the land in this area. This term was first recorded in a law enacted under Henry VIII: "They buy up all manner of fish."
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buy up

v.
1. To purchase something entirely or completely: The real estate agent bought up all the land in the area. I wanted to get one of those T-shirts, but someone has already bought them up.
2. To quickly purchase as much of something as possible, especially when supplies are limited: People are buying up food supplies in case the blizzard hits. I bought all the donuts up at the bakery and took them to work.
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