buyup

[ bahy-uhp ]
/ ˈbaɪˌʌp /

noun

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

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
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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.”

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