Definition Auction

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Definition

(to sell something) at (an) auction: (to sell something) to the person who offers the most money
idiom

an auction house: a place where objects are sold (to the highest bidder)
idiom

an auction: (an) event where products are sold to the highest bidder, to the person who offers the most money
noun

an auction website: an Internet location for selling products to the person who offers the most money
idiom

Examples

  • "Online record shops are more and more numerous, and auction websites that sell second-hand vinyl records are booming."
  • "I've never been to an auction before."
  • "I could sell these items at auction, but I thought I'd let my dear colleagues have a chance to buy them first."

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