a bid, a bidding: an offer, a proposal (of money) noun
I'm going to make a bid on that painting. I'm going to offer five hundred dollars for it.
to bid: to make an offer, a proposition (of money) verb
  • "Giant corporation makes bid to buy weird little juice business"
  • "Shall we bid for it?"
  • "It's a truly marvellous piece, so we shall start the bidding at 6,000 dollars."
  • "The bidding for Bümbüm starts at 50k."
  • "Bruno : The key to successful bidding is in the timing, Hannah."

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