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Topic: TRADE


bid

1 noun
     
bid1 W3 [countable]
1BBT an offer to pay a particular price for something, especially at an auction
bid for
They put in a bid for the house.
the person who places the highest bid
We've made a bid of nearly £400m for the company.
A takeover bid for the airline was launched today.
2BB an offer to do work or provide services for a specific price
bid for
rival bids for the cleaning contract
3 an attempt to achieve or obtain something
bid for
a bid for power
bid to do something
a desperate bid to free herself from a loveless marriage
4DGC a statement of how many points you hope to win in a card game
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