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"bidding" in British English

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biddingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɪd.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈbɪd.ɪŋ/
  • 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.
(Definition of bidding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bidding" in American English

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biddingnoun [U]

us   /ˈbɪd·ɪŋ/ fml
a request or an order: At my grandmother’s bidding, I wore my best dress.
(Definition of bidding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bidding" in Business English

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biddingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɪdɪŋ/ us  
COMMERCE the action of offering to buy something for a particular amount of money, especially at an auction (= public sale): For the first half hour of the auction the bidding was slow and cautious. He opened the bidding at £2,000. online/internet bidding
(Definition of bidding from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bidding”
in Chinese (Simplified) 提供, 出价…
in Turkish fiyat teklif etme, miktar önerme…
in Russian предложение цены, торги…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提供, 出價…
in Polish przetarg, licytacja…
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“bidding” in British English

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