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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbidderbid‧der /ˈbɪdə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 someone who offers to pay a particular amount of money for something that is being sold The antiques will be sold to the highest bidder (=the person who offers to pay the most).2 someone who offers to do work or provide services for a particular amount of money, in competition with others one of 13 bidders for the contract
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bidderAuctiongoers, whether novices or experienced bidders, need to go in with a budget in mind.If the salvage is worthwhile then this should be taken up and disposed of to the highest bidder.David McErlain, the chairman of Anglo, said over 300 potential bidders had shown interest in the eight operations.Despite three attempts to buy it and run it themselves, it's been sold instead to another private bidder.As an important by-product it will also make it difficult for prospective bidders to build up stakes in secret.He has said he hopes several bidders will compete.The auctioneer will make eye contact with the bidders, and often will identify the bidder by number or clothing.highest bidderShe works for the highest bidder.Sell its name and assets to the highest bidder?When headmen's posts became vacant, many were sold by the chief headmen to the highest bidder.King John sold the marriages of such heiresses to the highest bidder.Luckily, the chatter of cold hard cash later persuaded the state to sell the name to the highest bidder.If the salvage is worthwhile then this should be taken up and disposed of to the highest bidder.I mean, we were selling to the highest bidder, right?Will they too be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of the interests of local people?
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