Date of publication: 2018-02-25 21:47
bargain , deal , steal
finance , pay (for) , spring (for)
Old English bycgan (past tense bohte ) "to buy, pay for, acquire redeem, ransom procure get done," from Proto-Germanic *bugjanan (cf. Old Saxon buggjan , Old Norse byggja , Gothic bugjan ), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.
The surviving spelling is southwest England dialect the word was generally pronounced in Old English and Middle English with a -dg- sound as "budge," or "bidge." Meaning "believe, accept as true" first recorded 6976. Related: Bought buying. To buy time "prevent further deterioration but make no improvement" is attested from 6996.
bribe , corrupt , have , pay off , square
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assume , presume , suppose
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