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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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Verdone said Harris County is "advanced in what they're doing," but adds there is a better way to do buyouts.
"We believe there is an underserved niche in representing tenants who want and may benefit from a lease buyout," he said.
Local officials are asking for additional funds - a state plan released Tuesday called for several billion dollars in federal funding for buyouts in Harris County - but there's no guarantee Congress will provide the money, and frustrations are mounting as homeowners wait in limbo.
Because the sample includes both public-to-private and private-to-private buyouts, there are considerable differences between the means and medians.
Consequently, quality financial services companies can be undervalued creating opportunity for buyout investors.
In almost all instances, private equity firms will confirm that buyouts are significantly more dependent on operational improvements and earnings enhancement to generate value.
Group Annuity Risk Transfer Survey from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (SRI) shows group pension buyout sales reached $1.084 billion in the first quarter of this year.
"The decision to purchase annuities costing several hundred million pounds is always material and yet the trend for larger plans to purchase bulk annuities evidences the suitability and credibility of buy-ins and buyouts for managing, and in many cases finally resolving, defined benefit pension risk."
Buyout funding is provided by the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HGMP); the U.S.
Aggregate buyout exit value has now fallen for three consecutive quarters after hitting its most recent peak of $125 billion in last year's second quarter, according to Preqin.
Evidence from a Comprehensive Sample of Large Buyouts f Management Science 60, 888-902.
In evaluating the buyouts, Lane County will have the last word.
Also last week, the Milwaukee Business Journal said the Journal Sentinel was seeking volunteers for buyouts with a deadline of June 1.
"In the West Midlands there have been three management buyouts completed so far in the second quarter of 2013, following a period of no buyout activity during the first quarter of the year.
Clients who have purchased variable annuity products with guaranteed lifetime income benefits may soon be facing the option of whether to accept a buyout offer from the insurance company who sold the contract.