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buy off

To pay someone to coerce them into doing something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "off." Don't worry, the doorman won't say anything—I bought him off. Her campaign for mayor will be ruined if the public learns how many people she's bought off over the years.
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buy someone off

to bribe someone to ignore what one is doing wrong. Do you think you can buy her off? The mobster tried to buy off the jury.
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buy off

Pay to get rid of a claim or opposition, or to avoid prosecution, as in He was caught trying to buy off the opposing candidate. [First half of 1600s]
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buy off

v.
To bribe someone in order to ensure cooperation: I didn't get a speeding ticket because I bought off the police officer. The mobster avoided jail by buying the judge off.
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When Pailton realised they needed a new heat treatment facility they didn't just buy one off the shelf - they thoroughly researched it and went out there to make sure they purchased exactly the right piece of equipment for their needs," he said.
I thought what a shame and went over to buy one off her, when I noticed that she was about seven or eight months pregnant.
Retailers throughout Coventry have no idea when game fans will be able to buy one off the shelves and are still reserving them for customers.
You can't buy one off the shelf and expect that it will work for you," he says.
All Maserati models are built to order so you can't just walk in and buy one off the floor.
The faculty chose to design and build its own system from scratch rather than buy one off the shelf.
It will not be possible to buy one off the shelf until after Christmas.
Now a government worker can go to a computer store and buy one off the shelf like anyone else.