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buy time

Definition of buy time

  1. :  to get more time for someone or something <The medication won't cure the disease but it will buy patients some time.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to acquire possession, ownership, or rights to the use or services of by payment especially of money :  purchase

    :  to obtain in exchange for something often at a sacrifice

    :  redeem

  1. :  something of value at a favorable price

    :  bargain

    :  an act of buying :  purchase

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  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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