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      vb   , bids, bidding, bad, bade  
     (esp. for senses 1, 2, 5, 7)   , bid, bidden  
     (esp. for senses 1, 2, 5, 7)   , bid  
1    often foll by: for or against   to offer (an amount) in attempting to buy something, esp. in competition with others as at an auction  
2      (Commerce)   to respond to an offer by a seller by stating (the more favourable terms) on which one is willing to make a purchase  
3    tr   to say (a greeting, blessing, etc.)  
to bid farewell     
4    to order; command  
do as you are bid!     
5    intr; usually foll by: for   to attempt to attain power, etc  
6    tr   to invite; ask kindly  
she bade him sit down     
7      (Bridge, etc.)   to declare in the auction before play how many tricks one expects to make  
8    bid defiance   to resist boldly  
9    bid fair   to seem probable  
a    an offer of a specified amount, as at an auction  
b    the price offered  
11      (Commerce)  
a    a statement by a buyer, in response to an offer by a seller, of the more favourable terms that would be acceptable  
b    the price or other terms so stated  
12    an attempt, esp. an attempt to attain power  
13      (Bridge, etc.)  
a    the number of tricks a player undertakes to make  
b    a player's turn to make a bid  
14       short for       bid price     (See also)        bid in       bid up  
     (Old English biddan; related to German bitten)  
  bidder      n  

bid in  
      vb   adv   (in an auction) to outbid all previous offers for (one's own property) to retain ownership or increase the final selling price  
bid price  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the price at which a stockjobber is prepared to purchase a specific security  
   Compare       offer price  
bid up  
      vb   adv   to increase the market price of (a commodity) by making artificial bids  
cue bid  
      n     (Contract bridge)   a bid in a suit made to show an ace or a void in that suit  
forcing bid  
      n     (Contract bridge)   a bid, often at a higher level than is required, that is understood to oblige the bidder's partner to reply  
jump bid  
      n     (Bridge)   a bid by the responder at a higher level than is necessary  
shut-out bid  
      n     (Bridge)   a pre-emptive bid  
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1    offer, proffer, propose, submit, tender  
2    call, greet, say, tell, wish  
3    ask, call, charge, command, desire, direct, enjoin, instruct, invite, require, solicit, summon, tell  
4    advance, amount, offer, price, proposal, proposition, submission, sum, tender  
5    attempt, crack     (informal)   effort, endeavour, go     (informal)   stab     (informal)   try, venture  

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