- vt. & vi. 购买,购得 obtain sth by giving money
- vt. & vi. 作出牺牲以获得 obtain sth by sacrifice
- [C]买卖,交易 sth bought
- [C]便宜货 a good buy, is a useful purchase or a bargain
an advantageous purchase;
"she got a bargain at the auction"
"the stock was a real buy at that price"
obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction;
"The family purchased a new car"
"The conglomerate acquired a new company"
"She buys for the big department store"
make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence;
"This judge can be bought"
be worth or be capable of buying;
"This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange;
"She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
accept as true;
"I can't buy this story"
- Money can't buy happiness.
- I bought him a drink in return for his help.
- I'd like to buy a strong household bleach.
- Don't buy a used car from that rogue.
- They bought peace with their freedom.
- She tried to buy time by doing a lot of talk.
- It's nice to know that some people can't be bought.
- A lot of people just come into the shop without buying.
- It's a good buy at that price.
- That shirt was a really great buy.
- House prices are low; it's a good time to buy.
- A pound today buys much less than it did a year ago.
- I'm just looking; I don't want to buy.
- All governments tend to buy at home.
- Prices are low— buy now!
- She never buys freely.
- Unable to find the book in this bookstore, he bought elsewhere.
- Who bought that house?
- I'll buy the drinks.
- On the way to the station,I bought some cigarettes.
- We mustn't buy things we don't need.
- They bought as much food as could last the winter.
- I bought a New English-Chinese Dictionary yesterday.
- I used to buy my suits at Macy's.
- I bought this car from him.
- I bought this car at a reasonable price.
- I will not buy the cloth expensive.
- She bought it very cheap.
- Money can't buy time.
- Money cannot buy the best things in life.
- I bought the flat in 2003.
- It is three years since I bought the flat.
- He bought fame at the expense of his health and happiness.
- In our country, it is considered disgraceful to buy favour with flattery.
- He tried to buy time by doing a lot of talking.
- I don't buy that nonsense.
- No one will buy that excuse.
- It seemed to me she was buying my story.
- I don't buy the burglary story.
- The police will never buy that story.
- Our victory was dearly bought.
- Honest politicians cannot be bought, but they are becoming fewer.
- I bought a pencil-sharpener to save time.
- I bought permission to stay by telling a lie.
- Father bought me a new pen.
- We bought her a book.
- He bought her a new hat.
- I will buy him some new clothes tomorrow morning.
- We've already bought him a train ticket.
- My son always asked me to buy him some toys.
- He bought me a dictionary at a street-stall for ￡5.
- That's the house where you're going to buy me a sandwich.
- He had not even bought himself a new suit since coming to Beijing.
- She bought herself a hoe and a sickle.
- Mary was bought a new dictionary by John.
- She bought a tie for me.
- My father bought a dictionary for me yesterday.
- “Here's a good shop, shall we try to buy a gift for mother?”
- A new dictionary was bought for Mary by John.
- I bought it ready-made.
- He bought that car new.
- He made a buy of wheat last week.
- This is the world's best buy in motor trucks.
- I think it was a good buy, don't you?
- This watch wasn't a very good buy; it loses three minutes a day.
- These shoes were an excellent buy.
- That was a sensible buy.
- There are some good buys at the sale.
- The coat was a real buy at that price.
- Other good buys include cameras and toys.
- Best buys of the week are carrots and cabbages, which are plentiful and cheap.
- He was an expensive buy and the manager and the trainer are still wondering whether he was worth it.
- buy back (v.+adv.)
买回(原有之物) buy (sth that has owned) from the person to whom it was sold
buy sth ⇔ back
He will buy back his property.
I've bought the car back I sold last week.
The company is usually prepared to buy the house back when you leave.
He changed his mind about moving, but was unable to buy the house back.
She sold her house and bought it back again later.
They bought the cottage back at the original price.
- buy in (v.+adv.)
(使)(通过投资、购买股票等)加入、入伙 pay for (one's entry) to sth
When prices are low, he buys in.
当价格便宜时他买进。buy sth ⇔ in
Many farmers buy in ewes in autumn.
We have bought in an extra supply of coal for the cold winter.
They bought in as much food as would last the winter.
Have you bought in enough bread for the weekend?
We have bought in large stocks of this material.
We bought in plenty of coal before the strike started.
We must make sure to buy sugar in before the price rises again.
我们必须在糖再次涨价之前多买些备用。buy sth ⇔ in
An auctioneer, at the moment of non-sale, should be required to state plainly to his audience that an item has been bought in.
The painting failed to reach its agreed price, and was bought in at $68000.
The company seems to be doing so well that I would like to buy in.
He will buy in as a partner.
他将入股成为股东。buy oneself/sth in
Buying yourself in is the only way to get a vote in the company's future.
If you want to become a partner in the firm, you will have to buy your way in.
- buy off (v.+adv.)
贿买,收买(某人) pay (sb) money to persuade him to do or say sth, or not to do sth
buy sb ⇔ off
He bought off those who might expose him.
The gangster's friends bought off the police witness.
The gambler bought off the police and thus was able to operate freely.
I don't like the way they are trying to buy me off— there must be something suspicious going on.
It would be cheaper to buy the competitors off, rather than run the risk of losing all our business.
The thief tried to buy the policeman off, but he did not succeed.
His sister threatened to tell the police, so he had to buy her off.
He was quite mistaken if he thought he could buy me off.
There was only one opponent to their plan and they bought him off.
Unless he drops the charge, we'll have to buy him off.
The blackmailer will have to be bought off, or he'll ruin your good name.
They all refused to be bought off to do anything they ought not to do.
The only person who they thought would contest the legality of the will was bought off by the beneficiaries.
- buy on credit
赊购pay for goods at a later date
buy sth on credit
You can buy the furniture on credit.
We bought the dishwasher on credit.
- buy out (v.+adv.)
出钱赎回(某人) gain the freedom of (sb) (usually from the armed forces) by paying money
- buy up (v.+adv.)
买下…的全部产权; 买光,全部买下(某物) gain control of (sth) by buying the whole of it; buy all the supplies of (sth)
buy sth ⇔ up
They've bought up all available land.
A finance house made a bid to buy up the entire company.
He bought up a bankrupt textile company.
The company bought up all the other cinemas and so became free of competition.
Housewives, afraid of running short, have bought up all the sugar in the shops.
The food monopolies bought up the small farmers' products at pressed prices.
The government bought up the whole domestic rubber crop.
The state bought up all the cotton from the farmers.
He bought up all the spare building land in the district and can now charge what he wants for it.
All the new rice transplanters were quickly bought up the day they were offered for sale.
All supplies of this material have been bought up by the chemical industry— there's none available to private householders.
The price of coal is advancing, for all the coal in market has been bought up by speculators.
All the apples in the shop have been bought up by that woman.
- buy a book 买一本书
- buy a car 买辆汽车
- buy a hat 买顶帽子
- buy drink 买一份饮料
- buy fame 换取名誉
- buy freedom 换取自由
- buy happiness 买幸福
- buy health 换取健康
- buy honor 换取荣誉
- buy new aircraft 购进新式飞机
- buy peace 换取和平
- buy sb's loyalty 换来某人的忠诚
- buy the latest equipment 大量买进最新设备
- buy time 拖延时间
- buy victory 赢得胜利
- buy elsewhere 到处购买
- buy retail 零买
- buy second-hand 买二手货
- buy wholesale 整批地买
- buy cautiously 慎重地买
- buy cheaply 买得便宜
- buy dearly 以昂贵的代价换来
- buy freely 随意地买
- buy hurriedly 匆忙地购买
- buy moderately 适度地买
- buy sensibly 买东西精明
- buy back 买回
- buy in 大宗买进
- buy off 收买
- buy out 买下
- buy over 收买,贿赂
- buy up 大量收购,全部收买
- buy at 以…换得
- buy at low prices 低价购买
- buy at retail 零买
- buy at second-hand 买二手货
- buy by the box 论盒买
- buy by the pound 按磅买
- buy by weight 论重量买
- buy for a song 便宜买下
- buy for account 赊购
- buy for cash 用现金买
- buy for one's own use 买给自己用
- buy for two yuan 花2元钱买的
- buy from 从…购买
- buy into 买进…的股份,成为…的股东
- buy on credit 赊买
- buy with money 用金钱买
- make a buy 购买
He's gone into Smithfield to buy your worship a horse.出自：2 Henry IV , Shakespeare
Water grew scarce, water was to be bought, five cents, ten cents, fifteen cents a gallon.出自： J. Steinbeck
- 表示“在某商店买”可接介词at; 表示“从某处买”可接介词from, of, off; 表示“花多少钱买”可接介词for, at；表示“给某人买”可说buy sb sth，也可说buy sth for sb，不能说buy sth to sb。
- buy作名词时的意思有二:一是“买卖”,指用于商品交换间的交易; 二是“便宜货”,指价格上略低的货物。
- buy sb sth, buy sth for sb
- buy接双宾语时可采用上面这两种语序,但并非任何情况下都可以互换。当直接宾语是名词时,这两种语序均可使用,但直接宾语是代词时,只能用buy sth for sb。例如:
- ［误］ He bought me it.
- ［正］ He bought it for me.
- buy, afford
- afford和buy都有“买”的意思,但afford侧重“有无经济能力买”,而buy则侧重“购买的行为”,表示“我买不起”可以说I can't afford,但不可说I can't buy.因为后者的意思是“即使有钱也不准买”。另外, buy常可用在afford后作宾语。
- buy, purchase
- buy是普通用词,通常用于买菜、买肉、买房子、买珠宝等; purchase是正式用语,表示经过周密计划以后才买,或是由于业务上的需要大规模地购买,所以在许多用purchase的场合都可以用buy,但许多用buy的场合却不一定能用purchase。例如:
- You can buy anything in that store for less than ten dollars.在这家商店里,花上不到10美元你就可以买上任何东西。
- They purchased〔bought〕 a new house.他们买了一栋新房子。
- He bought me a book from one of his colleagues for ￡5.
- He bought me a book of one of his colleagues for ￡5.
- He bought me a book off one of his colleagues for ￡5.
- 他花了5英镑从他一个大学同学那里 给我买了一本书。〖JB)〗
误 I have bought the bike for years.
正 I bought the bike years ago.
正 I've had the bike for years.
误 I'll buy this one.
正 I'll take this one.
误 They used to go out to buy things on Sunday.
正 They used to go out shopping on Sunday.
析 “去买东西”习惯说go shopping,不说go to buy things。他花了30元钱买这些书。
误 He bought these books at 30 yuan .
正 He bought these books for 30 yuan .
误 The boy was kidnapped, but his rich father was able to buy him out.
正 The boy was kidnapped, but his rich father was able to buy him off.
析 buy out只表示“用钱使某人免去…”,而要表示“出钱疏通或行贿”,则应用buy off。他给我买了辆自行车。
误 He bought a bicycle to me.
正 He bought a bicycle for me.
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的byen，意为买。