US: /ˈbaɪ/
UK: /bˈa‍ɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

buy /bai/
  • (bất qui tắc) ngoại động từ bought
    • mua
    • (nghĩa bóng) trã bằng giá; đạt được, được (cái gì bằng một sự hy sinh nào đó)
    • mua chuộc, đút lót, hối lộ (ai)
    • to buy back
      • mua lại (cái gì mình đã bán đi)
    • to buy in
      • mua trữ
    • to buy in coal for the winter: mua trữ than cho mùa đông
    • mua lại đồ của mình với giá cao nhất (trong cuộc bán đấu giá)
    • (từ lóng) mua chức tước; xuỳ tiền ra để được gia nhập (một tổ chức...)
    • to buy into
      • mua cổ phần (của công ty...)
    • to buy off
      • đấm mồm, đút lót
    • to buy out
      • trả tiền (cho ai) để người ta bỏ chức vị hay tài sản
    • to buy over
      • mua chuộc, đút lót
    • to buy up
      • mua sạch, mua nhẫn, mua toàn bộ
    • to buy a pig in a poke
      • (xem) pig
    • I'll buy it
      • (từ lóng) tớ xin chịu, tớ không biết (để trả lời một câu đố, hay một câu hỏi)
  • danh từ
    • (thông tục)
    • sự mua
    • vật mua
      • a good buy: món hời

Advanced English dictionary

verb, noun
+ verb (bought, bought )
with money
1 ~ sb sth
~ sth (for sb) to obtain sth by paying money for it: [VNN, VN] He bought me a new coat. + He bought a new coat for me. + [VN] Where did you buy that dress? + I bought it from a friend for £10. + [V] If you're thinking of getting a new car, now is a good time to buy. + [VN-ADJ] I bought my car second-hand.
2 [VN] (of money) to be enough to pay for sth: He gave his children the best education that money can buy. + Five pounds doesn't buy much nowadays.
3 [VN] to persuade sb to do sth dishonest in return for money
Synonym: BRIBE
He can't be bought (= he's too honest to accept money in this way).
4 [VN] [usually passive] to obtain sth by losing sth else of great value: Her fame was bought at the expense of her marriage.
5 [VN] (informal) to believe that sth is true, especially sth that is not very likely: You could say you were ill but I don't think they'd buy it (= accept the explanation).
Idioms: (have) bought it (BrE, informal) to be killed, especially in an accident or a war: Joe finally bought it in a plane crash in Tunisia.
buy time to do sth in order to delay an event, a decision, etc: The negotiators kept the gunman talking to buy time for the hostages.
more at PIG n., PUP
Phrasal Verbs: buy sth<->in (BrE) to buy sth in large quantities
buy into sth
1 to buy shares in a company, especially in order to gain some control over it
2 (informal) to believe sth, especially an idea that many other people believe in: She had never bought into the idea that to be attractive you have to be thin.
buy sb<->off to pay sb money, especially dishonestly, to prevent them from doing sth you do not want them to do
buy sb<->out
1 to pay sb for their share in a business, usually in order to get total control of it for yourself
related noun BUYOUT
2 to pay money so that sb can leave an organization, especially the army, before the end of an agreed period
buy sth<->up to buy all or as much as possible of sth: Developers are buying up all the land on the island.
+ noun
sth bought
1 a good, better, etc. ~ a thing that is worth the money that you pay for it: That jacket was a really good buy. + Best buys this week are carrots and cabbages.
2 something that is bought or that is for sale; the act of buying sth: Computer games are a popular buy this Christmas. + The club has made some great buys this season (= it has bought good new players).

Thesaurus dictionary

1 purchase; acquire, obtain, get, procure, gain, come by, secure:
Where did you buy that hat?
2 accept, allow, take, believe, swallow, go for:
Did you buy his story about having his car stolen?
3 bribe, suborn, pay off, buy off, corrupt:
That customs man must have been bought or he wouldn't have let the package through.
4 purchase, acquisition:
We made a bad buy at the last auction.
5 Also, good buy. bargain, Colloq US and Canadian steal:
If you paid only $2,000, that was a real buy.

Collocation dictionary


Old bikes can be bought quite cheaply.


can/can't afford to


He bought a car for his daughter. I bought it for £25.
| from
I bought some books from a friend.


buy and sell
She makes her living buying and selling antiques.
| money can/can't buy
It's the best that money can buy. There are some things money can't buy.

Concise English dictionary

+an advantageous purchase
+obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
+make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
+acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange
+accept as true
+be worth or be capable of buying