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Difference between Buy someone off and Buy someone out

buy someone offbribe a person to persuade him do smth.:

  • It is impossible to open a big gambling operation without buying off public officials.

buy someone out

1. buy smb.’s share of property:

  • He borrowed a large sum of money in order to buy out his partner.

2. buy all of smth. that a person has:

  • He didn’t have much ice-cream, and he wouldn’t let us buy him out.

3. gain smb.’s freedom by paying money:

  • Bill’s parents paid a lot of money to buy him out of the army.