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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbidbid1 /bɪd/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable]  1 BBTan offer to pay a particular price for something, especially at an auctionbid for They put in a bid for the house. the person who places the highest bid We’ve made a bid of nearly £400 million for the company. A takeover bid for the airline was launched today.2 BBTBan offer to do work or provide services for a specific pricebid for rival bids for the cleaning contract3 TRY TO DO OR GET somethingan attempt to achieve or obtain somethingbid for a bid for powera bid to do something a desperate bid to free herself from a loveless marriage4 DGCa statement of how many points you hope to win in a card gameCOLLOCATIONSverbsput in a bidA big property developer has put in a bid for the land.place a bidThe gallery placed the highest bid of $2.5 million.make a bidParamount made a bid for the film rights to the book.accept a bidThe auctioneer may refuse to accept any bid below a certain price.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + bid a high/low bidThere were several high bids for the painting.an opening bid (=the first bid)The opening bid was only $10.a final bidThe unknown man was successful with a final bid of £9,500.a takeover bid (=an offer to buy another company)Staff are afraid that the takeover bid will threaten some of their jobs.a hostile bid (=an offer to buy another company that does not want to be bought)Airtours launched a £221m hostile bid for Owners Abroad.
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bidMcCormick would not rule out the possibility of making a bid for the business.A Superior Court and state appeals court rejected her bid for parental rights.The highest bid for the painting was £400.Secretary of State Christopher is to join IsraelSyria peace talks today in Maryland in an intensified bid for progress in the negotiations.If he does not, analysts are already talking about recommending the shares on bid hopes.A number of companies have submitted bids to buy the supermarket chain.But it's now facing a hostile takeover bid by a Suffolk based-brewery, Greene King.That is being provided and I look forward to meeting the bid committee again towards the end of this month.The bids value Burmine shares at A $ 4. 00 each and Gasgoyne shares at A $ 2. 67 each.bid fora bid of $300 for the paintingThe city accepted the lowest bid for the bridge-building project.Wilson's successful bid for the senateFour companies were invited to bid for the contract.a bid to do somethingA BID to ease mortgage misery by asking for a bigger share of Government cash has suffered a setback.Malcolm Dean on the all-out bid to kill off elephantiasis History in the breaking How do you eradicate a disease?Steve Merritt in an apparent bid to rattle Clinton.We actively support Manchester's bid to bring the Olympic Games to Britain.Workers dug beneath the ruins of the building in a desperate bid to reach any survivors trapped inside.These weaknesses the Doctor ruthlessly exploits in a bid to regain his lock.Also there, Captain Oates, the man who was to make the ultimate sacrifice in a bid to save his colleagues.Meanwhile, the National Black Political Convention will be held this summer in a bid to influence the presidential election.