[ bahy-uhp ]
/ ˈbaɪˌʌp /
an act or instance of buying up: a spectacular buyup of the city's most valuable real estate.
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Origin of buyup
noun use of verb phrase buy up
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British Dictionary definitions for buyup
verb (tr, adverb)
to purchase all, or all that is available, of (something)
commerce to purchase a controlling interest in (a company, etc), as by the acquisition of shares
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Idioms and Phrases with buyup
Purchase all that is available, as in They want to buy up all the land in this area. This term was first recorded in a law enacted under Henry VIII: “They buy up all manner of fish.”
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