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auction

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈɔːkʃən/ ( also auction off) COMMERCE, E-COMMERCE
to sell something in a public auction: The stamps will be auctioned tomorrow. The family is auctioning off its art collection.
Translations of “auction”
in Korean -을 경매하다…
in Arabic يَبيع بالمَزاد عَلَني…
in Portuguese leiloar…
in Catalan subhastar…
in Japanese ~を競売にかける, オークションで売る…
in Italian vendere all’asta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拍賣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拍卖…
(Definition of auction verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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