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.
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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.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug 27 (ANI): IT major Infosys has bought back 11.05 crore of its shares under the Rs 8,260 crore buyback offer plan which began in March.
The shares bought back through the Non-marketable Parcels Buy-Back Facility will be purchased by the Company at a buy back price of A$0.0965 per share (being the volume weighted average price (VWAP) for the 5-day trading period preceding the Record Date (Price)).
The purpose of this programme is to cancel the shares bought back. The cancellation of shares requires approval by the general meeting.
Summary: The company has bought back a total of 14.62 million shares so far since the operation started on October 10
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.
The company's annual results show $39.5m 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).
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.
said Thursday it has bought back an additional 15.4 million shares for 45.8 billion yen under its share buyback program unveiled last June.
The number of companies that bought back their own shares on the stock market grew to 250 in 2000, 2.5 times that in 1999, in a move to absorb the unloading of cross-held stocks by banks, the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) said Thursday.
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.