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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. 1bid (someone) good morning, farewell, etc. (formal) to say “good morning”, etc. to someone I bade farewell to all the friends I had made in Paris. I bade all my friends farewell.
  2. 2bid somebody (do something) (old use or literary) to tell someone to do something He bade me come closer.
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