an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company.
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How to use buyout in a sentence
The deal he, Beard, and Rob Hoffman had struck with Simmons had stipulated a complex stock buy-out after five years.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon | Robert Sam Anson | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The buy-out had drained the Lampoon's resources, and an infusion of fresh cash was urgently needed.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon | Robert Sam Anson | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They also encouraged faith leaders to buy 1,000 or more advance tickets, or even to buy out an entire theater.Will ‘Son of God’ Be the Next Grassroots Christian Blockbuster? | Myra Adams | February 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Private equity firms thus come to financially distressed corporations and offer to buy out the existing shareholders.
Wasserstein quickly resurrected Lazard—and would soon buy out David-Weill to take control of the firm.
I can now make my purchase of the house and buildings, and buy out my partner at the end of a year.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
Suppose we buy out the stockholders of United States Steel, and issue to them government bonds, what have we accomplished?The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
Im looking out for a partner who will buy out Leverich and Martin, and weve got a chance yetIll swear we have!The Wayfarers | Mary Stewart Cutting
Suppose he was to buy out this schoolboy enterprise at the end of the year and take it into his own hands?Paul and the Printing Press | Sara Ware Bassett
It was through him that I could at last afford to give up the sea and buy out the Jolly Rover.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill | John T. McIntyre
British Dictionary definitions for buy out
to purchase the ownership, controlling interest, shares, etc, of (a company, etc)
to gain the release of (a person) from the armed forces by payment of money
to pay (a person) once and for all to give up (property, interest, etc)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with buyout
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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