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biddingbid‧ding /ˈbɪdɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  1 BBTwhen you bid for goods, especially in an auction The bidding was brisk and sales went well.2 at somebody’s bidding3 do somebody’s bidding
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biddingWe will continue to extend City Challenge and allocate a greater proportion of resources by competitive bidding.This is also tied up with the new contract bidding system, about which you may have read in the press.Had he grown to think she would meekly do his bidding?If he commanded then people jumped to do his bidding.The contract will be renewed with no bidding.We had our limit and the bidding was going up and up.The bidding continued and Kilpatrick stayed with it, raising it to £7,000 and later to £8,000.
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