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buy out

1. verb To buy someone's shares or other financial interests in a company or joint venture, thus releasing them from it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out." Because I bought out my sister, I now get all of the profit from the store.
2. verb To pay someone an agreed-upon amount in exchange for their premature release from a contract. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "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." 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." 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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As a result of the Catalyst Offer, shareholders will receive immediate liquidity at a premium to the current trading price of the common shares and at a significant premium to the Insider Buyout Proposal.
There are 72 areas in Harris County where the district is focusing its buyout efforts.
Joe Rice volunteered for a buyout, and seems like the ideal candidate.
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"Those factors are the main reason 68 companies purchased buyout contracts in the first quarter," he says.
The change represents an increase of 2.3 times over the six years and highlights that UK pension plans of increasingly larger size are turning to pension buy-ins and buyouts to manage defined benefit pension risk.
The largest private equity-backed buyout deal announced in the first quarter was the $15 billion merger of ADT Security Services with ASG Security and Protection 1, owned by Apollo Global Management.
Amber Beverage Group already held 6,746,460 shares or 89.99 per cent in Latvijas Balzams before the voluntary buyout offer during which it proposed to buy the shares at the price of 9 euros per share .
We argue that examining buyout investors' exit behavior is important due to the likely large impact of a successful portfolio company exit on value creation by the fund managers.
Lee Enterprises Inc., has dissolved its Montana state capital bureau, while Journal Media Group Inc.'s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is seeking volunteers for buyouts.
Pension Buyout Index, the cost of purchasing an annuity for retirees rather than keeping them in a defined benefit (DB) plan took a slight dip in June.
A MANAGEMENT buyout has secured jobs at an IT firm.
The total compares with seven in the corresponding period in 2012, according to latest data published by the Centre for Management Buyout Research at Imperial College sponsored by business advisers Ernst and Young and Equistone Partners Europe.
THE news that Hulu has displaced Reddit as the odds-on favourite in the race to be the next tech buyout has come as a huge surprise to industry insiders.