buy out (v.) Old form(s): Buyes
get rid of, cancel by making a payment
1H4 IV.ii.33[Falstaff alone, of his men] such have I to fill up the rooms of them as have bought out their services
Ham III.iii.60[Claudius alone] oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself / Buys out the law
KJ III.i.164[King John to King Phillip, of excommunication by the pope] Dreading the curse that money may buy out
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