Definition of part-own in English:

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[with object]
Own (something) jointly with another or others: he part-owns a nightclub out in Essex
More example sentences
  • He has lived most of his life on the Massachusetts coast and now resides in New York City where he part-owns a cocktail bar.
  • Divorced, he also has five daughters, part-owns a restaurant in Reigate, and is a big shareholder in Hornby, the train set maker.
  • Our company is part-owned by the people who make Changing Rooms.



Pronunciation: /ˌpɑːtˈəʊnə/
Example sentences
  • As part-owners they can get free admission to race meetings with owner badges and will, of course, receive their share of the winnings should Evening Press prosper on the track.
  • The 33-year-old, who has dozens of properties in London and Manchester, is part-owner of two London restaurants and had been driving a Ferrari and a Bentley.
  • Today's episode has a brisk rehearsal of his business career: failing quite lucratively as an oilman, and then making his fortune out of public funds as part-owner of a football team.

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