buy (someone or something) out

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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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The remaining $20 million comes from county funds released in September to speed up the buyout process.
The buyout offer, which was valid until March 16, 2016, has expired because the condition set by Amber Beverage Group's had not been met, namely, the number of shares offered for buyout was below 3 per cent of the total number of Latvijas Balzams shares.
The case of each worker who accepts the buyout will be evaluated individually.
The buyout price for preferred shares was set at RUB 26.
At current prices the stake may be valued at approximately $54mn, however the buyout price would be determined as an average weighted price for the five trading days prior to the date of the EGM, but not exceeding $17.
The Government is ready to do all in its power to make sure the tobacco law under which the buyout should begin by no later than 15 December is fully respected.
The total value of private-equity backed deals reached pounds 5bn in the first quarter, helped by the buyout of the Cheshire-based chain as well as medical courier Marken, said the Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR).
The total value of private-equity backed deals reached pounds 5bn in the first quarter of 2010, according to statistics from the Centre for Management Buyout Research, The figure was helped by the buyout of Cheshire-based Pets at home - which has a store at Great Northern Retail Park in Huddersfield - as well as medical courier Marken.
First, numerically, they represent substantially larger shares of the buyout part of the PE market than public-to-private transactions (Centre for Management Buy-Out Research [CMBOR], 2007).
The Post claimed Friday that about 50 unionized news people at the Times have accepted the buyout proposal, and another 20 non-union editorial employees have joined in.
Delphi released the buyout numbers Tuesday, bringing to 20,100 the number of its production workers who have decided to leave this year either through buyout offers or early retirement packages.
PeopleSoft had resisted the buyout as it went about growing its own business, most notably with its acquisition of J.
Many firms now have partners take out personal insurance policies and compensate them to offset the cost and lower the buyout, which results in a more favorable tax treatment all around.
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