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English definition of “bid”

bid

verb
 
 
/bɪd/ (present participle bidding, past tense and past participle bid)
[I, T] to offer to pay an amount of money for something: They bid $500 million for the company.Buying and selling in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
bid for sth; bid to do sth to try to do or obtain something: Five firms have bid for the contract.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of bid verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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