buy it

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Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

buy it (third-person singular simple present buys it, present participle buying it, simple past and past participle bought it)

  1. (slang) To die.
    He bought it in a shootout.
  2. (slang) To believe or be persuaded.
    They claimed they were late because of a flat tire, but I don't think anyone bought it.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sense 1 is usually used in the preterite and in the perfect aspect.

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