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bidding

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɪd.ɪŋ/ us  

bidding noun [U] (OFFER)

the act of offering to pay a particular amount of money for something, by different people: Most of the bidding was done by phone.open the bidding to make the first offer of money for an object at a public sale of goods (in some card games) the process of the players saying , before play starts, how many points they expect to win in a particular game: In this course, we will cover the basics of Contract Bridge, including bidding, playing, and scorekeeping.

bidding noun [U] (TELL)

at sb's bidding old-fashioned You do something at someone's bidding if they have asked or told you to do it: At my grandmother's bidding, I wore my best dress.
Translations of “bidding”
in Chinese (Traditional) 提供, 出價…
in Russian предложение цены, торги…
in Turkish fiyat teklif etme, miktar önerme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提供, 出价…
in Polish przetarg, licytacja…
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