buy (something) back (from someone)

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buy (something) back (from someone)

To repurchase something that one has sold. For the right price, I'm sure you'll be able to buy back your old house. Once the dealer realized how valuable that painting actually was, he wanted to buy it back from me.
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buy something back (from someone)

to repurchase something that one has previously sold from the person who bought it. Can I buy it back from you? I have decided I need it. He bought back his book from George.
See also: back, buy
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My dear ma'am," said the Admiral, "if it is indeed this man's money that has bought back my pension, then I can have no scruples about taking it.
The old gentleman's former taste in wine had gone: the curses of the mess-room assailed Major Dobbin for the vile drinks he had been the means of introducing there; and he bought back a great quantity of the wine and sold it at public outcry, at an enormous loss to himself.
Also, the company's board expects to recommend to the AGM in 2019 that the shares bought back be cancelled.
The state bought back outstanding government bonds maturing in 2020 and 2021 with a face value of e1/4214m, the public debt management office said.
No shares may be bought back at a price exceeding the higher of i) share price of latest independent trade and ii) the highest current independent bid at Nasdaq Copenhagen or other regulated markets, on which the purchase is carried out, at the time of trading.
5m worth of the notes was bought back as of December 31.
Data consists method used by companies to buy its shares back, no of shares bought back , total value of shares bought back (offer size),buy back Price (selection is guided by availability of data).
The bonds will be bought back at 68 percent of their face value.
Old devices that are bought back can be re-sold at a profit -- sometimes a large one.
In September, securities with ISIN code TRT120111T10, TRT190111T13, TRT020211T11 will be bought back.
Dubai contractor Drake & Scull International yesterday said it had bought back eight million shares this week afer temporarily halting its share buyback programme.
The number of companies that bought back their own shares on the stock market grew to 250 in 2000, 2.
It has bought back about five per cent so far this year, but City sources said a much bigger move than the buy-backs seen so far was likely.