buy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbaɪ/, /ˈbɔːt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/baɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bī)


Inflections of 'buy' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
buys
v 3rd person singular
buying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bought
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bought
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
buy
When you buy something, you get it by paying money for it. The past tense and -ed participle of buy is bought.
I'm going to buy everything that I need today.
He bought a first-class ticket.
If you pay for a drink for someone else, you say that you buy them a drink.
Let me buy you a drink.
Be careful
Don't say ‘Let me pay you a drink’.
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