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an attempt on the part of consumers to lower price levels by boycotting retailers or certain types of goods.


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  • Buying

    to acquire the possession of, or the right to, by paying or promising to pay an equivalent, especially in money; purchase. to acquire by exchange or concession: to buy favor with flattery. to hire or obtain the services of: The Yankees bought a new center fielder. to bribe: Most public officials cannot be bought. to […]

  • Buying-power

    purchasing power (def 1). Also called buying power. the ability to purchase goods and services. the value of money in terms of what it can buy at a specified time compared to what it could buy at some period established as a base: the purchasing power of the dollar.

  • Buyoff

    an act or instance of buying off; payment or bribe: The increased retirement benefit was a buyoff for employees who wanted salary increases.

  • Buyout

    an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company. Contemporary Examples Microsoft Buys Skype: Marc Andreessen on the Sale Dan Lyons May 9, 2011 The Paris Hilton of Tech Dan Lyons October 24, 2011 Funny Pages: How the National Lampoon Made American Humor […]

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