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British English: /bʌɪ/
American English: /baɪ/

Translation of buy in French:


  • 1 (bargain)a good/bad buy
    une bonne/mauvaise affaire
  • 2 (purchase) somebody's latest buy
    l'acquisition la plus récente de quelqu'un

transitive verb prétpp bought

  • 1 (purchase)
    acheter (food, car, shares, house) (from somebody à quelqu'un)
    to buy something from the supermarket/from the baker's/from Buymore
    acheter quelque chose au supermarché/chez le boulanger/chez Buymore
    to buy something for somebody
    acheter quelque chose pour quelqu'un
    to buy somebody something
    acheter quelque chose à quelqu'un
    the best that money can buy
    ce qui se fait de mieux
    the best car that money can buy
    ce qui se fait de mieux comme voiture
  • 2 (obtain with money)
    acheter (fame, freedom, friends)
    happiness can't be bought
    le bonheur ne s'achète pas
    we managed to buy some time
    nous avons réussi à gagner du temps
  • 3 (bribe)
    acheter (loyalty, silence, person)
    she can't be bought
    elle est incorruptible
  • 4 [informal] (believe)
    avaler [informal]
    (story, excuse)I'm not buying that!
    on ne me fera pas avaler ça! [informal]
    she bought it
    elle a marché [informal]

reflexive verb

  • prétpp bought
    to buy oneself something
    s'acheter quelque chose


to buy it

[informal] (die)
casser sa pipe [informal]

Phrasal verbs

buy in

(British English)
buy [something] in, buy in [something]
s'approvisionner en (food, coal)

buy into

buy into [something] (Business)
acheter or acquérir une part dans (firm, partnership)

buy off

buy [somebody] off, buy off [somebody]
acheter (person, witness)

buy out

buy [somebody] out, buy out [somebody] (Business)
racheter la part de (co-owner)
racheter (soldier)
to buy oneself out of
racheter son engagement dans (army)

buy up

buy up [something], buy [something] up
acheter systématiquement (shares, property)
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