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English noun: auction

1. auction (act) a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge


Synonymsauction bridge


Broader (hypernym)bridge

2. auction (act) the public sale of something to the highest bidder


Synonymsauction sale, vendue


Broader (hypernym)sale


Domain category membersbid, by-bid, offer, outbid, overbid, tender, underbid, underbid, upset price


English verb: auction

1. auction (possession) sell at an auction


Synonymsauction off, auctioneer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sell


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism









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