1. Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
2. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
3. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
4. Locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
5. Win something through one's efforts
6. Gain knowledge or skills
7. Gain through experience
8. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own
9. Obtain; gain; come into possession of. acquired immune deficiency syndrome, AIDS.
buy in / ˈbaɪ ɪn /
To purchase stock in any fund or partnership.
buy out / ˈbaɪ ˈaʊt /
1. To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good will of a business.
2. To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from the company, and the purchaser takes his place
3. To buy off, or detach from.
buy / ˈbaɪ /
(Homonym: by, bye).
(Irregular preterit, past participle: bought).
1. To obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; SYN. purchase.
2. To acquire by trade or exchange.
3. To be worth or be capable of buying.
4. To accept as true.
buy up / ˈbaɪ ʌp /
1. To buy freely or extensively
2. To buy the entire available supply of
1. To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price
2. To obtain by other means, such as by labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
salt / sɒlt /
1. To add salt to.
2. To preserve with salt, as of meats.
take / ˈteɪk /
(Irregular preterit, past participle: took, taken).
1. To get into one's hands, take physically; SYN. get hold of.
2. To bring into one's possession.
3. To take by force.
4. To obtain by winning.
5. To make use of or accept for some purpose; SYN. accept.
6. To carry out.
7. To buy, select.
8. To experience or feel; submit to.
9. To be seized in a specified way.
10. To ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc.; take a reading from a dial.
11. To travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.
12. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort.
13. To interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; SYN. have.