[ bahy-out ]
/ ˈbaɪˌaʊt /
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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Origin of buyout
First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for buyout
verb (tr, adverb)
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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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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