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buy (someone or something) out

1. verb To buy one's shares or other financial interests in a company or joint venture, thus releasing one from it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." Because I bought out my sister, I now get all of the profit from the store.
2. verb To pay one an agreed-upon amount in exchange for one's premature release from a contract. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." When no other teams were interested in trading for that player, we decided to buy him out.
3. verb To purchase something as its sole owner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." I've always loved that little music club, so I bought it out when the owner was ready to pursue other ventures. If they buy out our little company, will they jettison our staff?
4. verb To purchase all of a particular item or thing that is available. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." That toy is so popular that it's been bought out all over town! We need as many balloons for the party as we can get, so just buy them out at the store.
5. noun The act of paying one an agreed-upon amount in exchange for one's premature release from a contract. In this usage, the phrase is often written as one word ("buyout"). When no other teams were interested in trading for that player, we decided to offer him a buyout.
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buy someone or something out

to purchase full ownership of something from someone or a group. We liked the company, so we borrowed a lot of money and bought it out. Carl bought out the owners of the company.
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buy something out

to buy all that is available of a particular item. The kids came in and bought all our bubble gum out. They bought out the bubble gum in a single hour.
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buy out

Purchase the entire stock, business rights, or interests of a concern. For example, A rival store owner offered to buy out my grandfather, but he refused, [Late 1200s]
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buy out

v.
1. To purchase someone's share of stock, business rights, or interests: I bought my partner out, and now I am the sole owner of the company.
2. To purchase something entirely or completely: The investor bought out the company. The larger company intends to buy the smaller one out.
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Local officials are asking for additional funds - a state plan released Tuesday called for several billion dollars in federal funding for buyouts in Harris County - but there's no guarantee Congress will provide the money, and frustrations are mounting as homeowners wait in limbo.
I also eliminate 946 deals with no registration number, and I restrict my cases to private-to-private and public-to-private buyouts (3), resulting in a total of 1,866 transactions.
In evaluating the buyouts, Lane County will have the last word.
The calculations used by companies when designing buyouts are highly regulated, and so the fairness of the offer is not usually a stumbling-block for most retirees.
Three of the five deals, meanwhile, were secondary buyouts.
Buyouts of private companies traditionally made up over two-fifths of volume but this declined to just over a quarter in 2009.
The total value of private-equity backed deals reached pounds 5bn in the first quarter, helped by the buyout of the Cheshire-based chain as well as medical courier Marken, said the Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR).
Of the 12 deals valued at more than pounds 100m, eight were secondary deals where a company was sold from one buyout firm to another.
Exploring the complementarity between agency and strategic entrepreneurship perspectives with respect to buyouts provides richer insights than would be gained from using only one perspective.
Zieman says the action was necessary because of the persistent economic downturn and because employees have expressed interest in voluntary buyouts.
Delphi released the buyout numbers Tuesday, bringing to 20,100 the number of its production workers who have decided to leave this year either through buyout offers or early retirement packages.
In order to vacate buildings, developers typically pay exorbitant amounts of money to current tenants, sometimes five, six, or in some cases, even seven-figure buyouts.
The first, 'European Buyouts Daily,' was launched at an industry conference held on May 17, while the second, 'VentureWire Europe,' was launched two days later.
But buyout critics--who span the political spectrum from far right to far left--claim that although buyouts appear on the surface to be an easy way out, they disrupt the marketplace and offer incentives for bad behavior.
Take a look at the recent management buyouts (MBOs) in Japan.