Dictionary.com

buyup

[ bahy-uhp ]
/ ˈbaɪˌʌp /
Save This Word!

noun
an act or instance of buying up: a spectacular buyup of the city's most valuable real estate.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of buyup

Noun use of verb phrase buy up
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use buyup in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for buyup

buy up

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with buyup

buy up

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.”

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK