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I UK [bɪd] / US verb
Word forms "bid":
present tense I/you/we/they bid he/she/it bids present participle bidding past tense bid past participle bid
1)
a) [intransitive/transitive] to offer a particular amount of money for something, for example at an auction (= an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money)
bid for:

Two people were bidding against each other for the mirror.

bid something for something:

They bid £300 for the painting.

b) [intransitive] to offer to do work or provide a service for a particular amount of money
bid for:

Several contractors bid for the job.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to say that you think you will win a particular number of points in a card game
3) [transitive] literary

Word forms "bid":
past tense bid or bade UK [bæd] / UK [beɪd] / US [beɪd] past participle bidden UK [ˈbɪd(ə)n] / US to order someone to do something

bid someone goodbye/good evening etcformal to say goodbye/good evening etc to someone

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [bɪd] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "bid":
singular bid plural bids
1) an offer to give a particular amount of money for something, for example at an auction (= an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money)

We received a bid of £5,000 for the table.

a) an offer to do work or provide a service for a particular amount of money

The lowest bid we received was £4,000.

bid for:

The bids for this contract were all disappointingly high.

b) business an offer to buy the shares in a company and take control of it

a takeover bid

2) a statement of how many points you think you will win in a card game
3) an attempt to do something
bid for:

Do you think he'd be willing to mount another bid for the presidency?

a bid to do something:

The company cut prices just before Christmas in a bid to support sales.


English dictionary. 2014.

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