HyperDic: buy_off

English > 1 sense of the expression buy off:
VERBpossessionbuy off, pay offpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
English > buy off: 1 sense > verb 1, possession
Meaningpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonympay off
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broaderbribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
Spanishliquidar, pagar, saldar
Catalanliquidar, pagar, saldar

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