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    purchase - Dictionary definition and meaning for word purchase

    (noun) the acquisition of something for payment
    Example Sentence
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
    (noun) something acquired by purchase Definition
    (noun) a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
    Example Sentence
    • he could get no purchase on the situation
    (noun) the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
    Synonyms : leverage
    (verb) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    Synonyms : buy
    Example Sentence
    • The family purchased a new car
    • The conglomerate acquired a new company
    • She buys for the big department store
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when you purchase something, that thing becomes forever yours and you have "a firm grasp or footing" on that thing.

Somebody is gaining advantage while chasing you for the purse you purchased from the mall and you should maintain a firm grasp on it

In a purse chase, the theif should have a proper purchase on the stolen purse.

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