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Definition of bid verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bid
    he / she / it bids
    past simple bade
    past simple bid
    past participle bidden
    past participle bid
    -ing form bidding
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to offer to pay a particular price for something, especially at an auction bid (something) (for something) I bid $2,000 for the painting. bid (against somebody) We wanted to buy the chairs but another couple was bidding against us.
  2. 2[intransitive] bid (for something) bid (on something) bid (to do something) to offer to do work or provide a service for a particular price, in competition with other companies, etc. synonym tender A French firm will be bidding for the contract.
  3. 3[transitive] bid to do something (used especially in newspapers) to try to do, get, or achieve something synonym attempt The team is bidding to make the playoffs.
  4. 4[transitive, intransitive] bid (something) (in some card games) to say how many points you expect to win She bid four hearts.
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