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buy off to give money in exchange for cooperation, silence, or noninterference; bribe.
buyout the buying of an entire business, as by managers, employees, or outside parties, usu. heavily financed by borrowing.
buzz a vibrating hum or murmur. [9 definitions]
buzzard any of several American vultures. [2 definitions]
buzz bomb (informal) see robot bomb.
buzzer any of numerous mechanical or electrical devices that signal by buzzing.
buzz saw a power-operated circular saw.
buzzword a fashionable, short-lived word or phrase that originates either in media use or in a specialized group, and that is intended to impress or exclude the hearer, because of its apparent profundity or significance.
bwana in parts of Africa, a term of respect formerly used by natives when addressing Europeans.
B.W.I. abbreviation of "British West Indies," the Caribbean islands that are members of the Commonwealth, such as Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.
by next to; near. [16 definitions]
by- by or beside; near. [2 definitions]
by all means without fail; of course; absolutely.
by all odds in every conceivable or possible way; undoubtedly.
by a long shot by a considerable amount or distance.
by and by before long; soon.
by and large in general; considering everything; primarily.
by any means in any way possible; somehow.
by degrees by steps or stages; gradually.
by dint of through the power or force of; as a function of.
bye in a sports tournament, the situation of a contestant that is automatically passed on to the next round without having to face an opponent. [2 definitions]