rebuy

verb re·buy \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbī \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rebuy

rebought play \(ˌ)rē-ˈbȯt\; rebuying; rebuys
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to buy (something) again
  • Instead, realize that the amount of space taken up by those "just in case" items far outweighs the inconvenience of having to rebuy or borrow a few things that might be discarded in error.
  • —Vicki Winterton
  • I'm working with the pawnshop industry and law enforcement to develop a solution for victims of theft. They should not have to suffer the additional indignity of having to rebuy their belongings.
  • —John Becker
2 I poker : to purchase additional chips after a poker game or tournament has already begun
  • … you now know that it is correct to rebuy when you are out of chips, but a costly mistake to rebuy when you have plenty of chips.
  • —Mason Malmuth

rebuy

play \ˈrē-ˌbī\ noun, plural rebuys
    • … I have learned that the only good time to do a rebuy is at the very outset of the [poker] tournament.
    • —Jack O. Mormon

First Known Use of rebuy

1611

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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