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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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We continue to anticipate record buy-in and buy-out volumes in 2018 of over 15bn.
Manufacturing buy-outs also saw the amount of capital invested fall in 2016 with the PS1.0 billion total being the lowest since 2009, and first half 2017 value was low at just PS559 million.
Most recently, the firm was a finalist at the Midlands Dealmaker Awards 2015 held in Birmingham in the category SME Deal of the Year for its role as lead adviser on the secondary management buy-out of Southambased Engineering Technology Group.
For the last five years, the first two quarters of the year have seen an upward trend of pension buy-out activity.
The bill essentially puts buy-out offers in the same category as removing doors to occupied units and "repeated acts of omission," such as cutting power and water supply to apartments.
A report earlier this year from the Centre for Management Buy-out Research (CMBOR) and the Credit Management Research Centre found that private equity-backed companies had out-performed both listed and other private businesses during the recession.
Hedge Funds: Unlike PEFs, hedge funds do not buy-out, they invest, and because they specialise in complex dynamic trading products, they operate largely outside the regulatory structure.
It is hoped the buy-outs will transform deprived areas.
This means more "orphans" becoming management buy-outs, or merging with former competitors to create new businesses.
Buy-outs and rebrandings have changed the face of grocery shopping for ever.
Eleven years ago, the Assynt Crofters Trust set the trend for future buy-outs when they bought the 21,000acre North Assynt estate for pounds 300,000.
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In recent years, PAI Partners has led several of the largest European leveraged buy-outs of sector-leading companies.
He joins a well-established corporate finance team, to work with a busy programme of buy-ins, buy-outs, due diligence and grant applications work.
"Large consumer packaging goods companies have realized this." The phenomenon isn't necessarily a trend of aggressive buy-outs, however.