(v.) = buy ; purchase ; take over ; shop ; bribe ; grease + Posesivo + palm ; oil + Posesivo + palm ; call + Nombre + Posesivo + own ; snap up. Ex: Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year. Ex: This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date. Ex: Pergamon-INFOLINE came into being in its present form in 1980 when it was taken over by Pergamon. Ex: Before shopping for a new computer, you should make a plan detailing what you can afford, what you expect to do with the computer, and how much the computer is worth to you. Ex: Local officials can easily be bribed by foreign pharmaceutical laboratories. Ex: The local bishop was under his thumb, our priest greased his palm well. Ex: The judge has to be bribed and if you can't afford to 'oil his palm' your case will never reach court. Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own. Ex: Music has notorious magpie tendencies, snapping up stylistic valuables wherever they may be found. ---- * comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke. * comprar Algo = make + a purchase. * comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf. * comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf. * comprar al por mayor = buy in + bulk. * comprar a plazos = buy in + instalments. * comprar a plazos apartando el producto = lay away. * comprar comparando productos = shop around ; shopping around. * comprar directamente = buy + direct(ly). * comprar en cantidad = stock up (on). * comprar hasta caer muerto = shop 'til you drop. * comprar hasta reventar = shop 'til you drop. * comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop. * comprarse = change + hands. * comprar tiempo = buy + time. * comprar un producto comercial = buy + off-the-shelf. * darse el gusto de comprar = splurge on. * novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help. * que se compra = priced.