The Collaborative International Dictionary
buy out \buy out\, buy-out \buy-out\v. to take over ownership of; -- of corporations and companies.
Syn: take over, buy up.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. (alternative spelling of buyout English)
Usage examples of "buy-out".
Sword has exempted the transaction from taxes in order to accelerate the buy-out.
They're takeover artists, Al, the kind of outfits that specialize in the leveraged buy-outs of troubled or vulnerable companies.
Many had died broken men in the wake of his mergers and lightning buy-outs, but none living would speak ill of him.
I am signin papers like crazy—mergers, acquisitions, buy-outs, sell-outs, puts an calls.
And there were a lot of inquiries from brainships, too—some of them saying that they'd be willing to skip a buy-out to have a body!