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buy into

buy into

Date: Dec 01 2004


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“You have to buy into it, you have to allow yourself to believe the one-liners before you say them.”
-Vin Diesel, talking about what you need to do to be a good action star


1. Definition - Study the definition.

when you buy into something, you believe it, even if it is not true

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

We often use the term, buy into, to talk about times when we are tricked. Often this is a negative thing because it means that you believed in something that wasn’t true.
It’s cool the way that Vin Diesel uses it in this quote because he uses it in a positive way. By buying into his part, he was able to do a better job.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””Teenagers buy into a lot of things they see on TV. It’s hard not to believe that everyone else is super rich and powerful when you are watching TV.”“

””I am going to go to the mall tomorrow. I have to be very careful because every year I buy into those ‘buy 1, get 1 free’ sales. Then I end up with two things I don’t need.”“

””When you work at a large corporation, it’s important to buy into the corporate culture. It can be fun if the company plans a lot of parties and stuff.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

it means believe it
by Emily (Qinhuangdao, China)
To be really comvinced about something, to believe in what you are doing.
by paola (pasto, colombia)
it means accept and make efforts to do
by chunchun (zhengzhou, china)
when you buy into something, you believe in it,place yourself wholeheartly in the situcation which you think of.
by Shirley (hangzhou, China)
to buy into means that you have to believe in.
by gregory (saint etienne, france)
It means something like when you are an actor you should try to convence yourself first, before enter to play a character in a scene.
by Jahir Zapata, Luis Shockness and Yarineth Hernández (Panamá, Panamá)
In my opinion, buy into something means take a dive into something.Here it may mean regarding yourself as the role in the film.Thus you can send up a wonderful and real play to the audience.
by Lois (Shenzhen, China)
buy into something means to believe in something, to letsomething influence on you.
by francisco (Madrid, Spain)
put yourself into it, completely trust and feel sure ,gamble with yourself
by lisa (dalian, china)
buy into it means you’re really diggin into it or have faith in what you’re doing
by prima (jakarta, indonesia)
Buy into” means to believe in something, accept as truth, embrace. He used to be a free spirt, but now he’s bought inot the system.
by Sherry (Shenzhen, China)
Be into;spend attention for
by Roger (Chiayi, Taiwan,ROC)
Buy into” means get involved in, penetrate and jump into without hesitation.
by Khang (HCMC, Vietnam)
try to believe what you will say,and also need to make youself believe what you will say. you must think it over about the result you may face if you do like that or say like that.
by Apply (wuxi, china)
enter into somewhere
by qian (beijing, china)

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