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auction

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈɔk·ʃən/
a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each item, until there are no higher bids and it is sold for the most money offered: [C] an auction of early American furniture [U] bulls sold at auction
auction
verb [T]  us   /ˈɔk·ʃən/
The artwork is being auctioned to benefit UNICEF.
Translations of “auction”
in Arabic مَزاد عَلَني…
in Korean 경매…
in Malaysian jualan lelong…
in French (vente aux) enchères…
in Turkish açıkartırma, mezat…
in Italian asta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拍賣…
in Russian аукцион…
in Polish licytacja, aukcja…
in Vietnamese cuộc bán đấu giá…
in Spanish subasta…
in Portuguese leilão…
in Thai การขายโดยการประมูล…
in German die Auktion…
in Catalan subhasta…
in Japanese 競売, オークション…
in Indonesian lelang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拍卖…
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