buy up

verb

bought up; buying up; buys up

transitive verb

1
: to buy freely or extensively
2
: to buy the entire available supply of

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of buy up was circa 1534

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“Buy up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buy%20up. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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