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buy
[baɪ]
noun
1. compra (f)
  • a good/bad buy una buena/mala compra
verbo transitivo (pt & pp bought [bɔːt])
2. comprar (purchase)
  • to buy somebody something, to buy something for somebody comprar algo a or para alguien
  • to buy something from somebody comprarle algo a alguien
3. (idioms)
  • to buy time ganar tiempo
  • he bought it (familiar)
  • the farm estiró la pata(has died) (or Estados Unidos), la ha palmado (español de España)
  • she won't buy that (familiar) no se lo tragará (won't believe)
buy [baɪ] bought (past)
noun
compra (f)
a bad buy una mala compra; a good buy una buena compra; this month's best buy la mejor oferta del mes
transitive verb
1 (purchase) comprar
to buy sth for sb buy sb sth comprar algo a algn
he bought me a bracelet me compró una pulsera; let me buy it for you deja que te lo compre; to buy sth from sb comprar algo a algn; I bought it from my brother/the shop on the corner se lo compré a mi hermano/lo compré en la tienda de la esquina; I can't get anyone to buy it off me (informal) no consigo que me lo compre nadie; you can buy them cheaper in the supermarket en el supermercado los venden más baratos; money couldn't buy it no se puede comprar con dinero; their victory was dearly bought la victoria les costó cara
2 (bribe) sobornar; comprar (informal)
3 (believe) creer; tragar
he won't buy that explanation no se va a tragar esa explicación (informal); all right, I'll buy it bueno, te creo
4
he bought it (died) estiró la pata (informal); la palmó (very_informal); (Esp)
Verb Conjugations for comprar
Gerund: comprando
Participle: comprado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yocomprocomprécomprabacompraríacompraré
comprascomprastecomprabascompraríascomprarás
él/ella/Ud.compracomprócomprabacompraríacomprará
nosotroscompramoscompramoscomprábamoscompraríamoscompraremos
vosotroscompráiscomprasteiscomprabaiscompraríaiscompraréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.comprancompraroncomprabancompraríancomprarán
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