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English definition of “bid”

bid

noun [C] (OFFER)    /bɪd/
C2 an offer of a particular amount of money for something that is for sale : I made a bid of $150 for the painting . She made/put in a bid of £69,000 for the flat , which was accepted .Buying C1 an offer to do something when you are competing with other people to do it: [+ to infinitive] Sydney made a successful bid to host the Olympic Games . I gave the job to the contractors who made/gave the lowest bid (= who offered to do the work for the lowest amount of money ).Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport (in some card games ) a statement , made before play starts , of how many points a player thinks he or she will get in a particular game : The declarer must make as many tricks as his bid has promised .
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