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View synonyms for buy off

buy off

verb

  1. tr, adverb to pay (a person or group) to drop a charge, end opposition, relinquish a claim, etc


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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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