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English definition of “bidding”

bidding

noun [U] (OFFER)    /ˈbɪd.ɪŋ/
the act of offering to pay a particular amount of money for something, by different people: Most of the bidding was done by phone.Buying open the bidding to make the first offer of money for an object at a public sale of goodsBuying (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.
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