bid up
transitive verb Date: 1864 to raise the price of (as property at auction) by a succession of offers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bid-up — /bid up /, n. 1. the act or an instance of increasing the price of something by forcing the bidding upward. 2. the amount of such increase: a bid up of 100 percent in the last year. [1860 65; n. use of v. phrase bid up] * * * …   Universalium

  • bid-up — /bid up /, n. 1. the act or an instance of increasing the price of something by forcing the bidding upward. 2. the amount of such increase: a bid up of 100 percent in the last year. [1860 65; n. use of v. phrase bid up] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bid up — transitive verb : to raise the price of (as property at auction) by a succession of offers the dealer clique bid up everything worth having to shut out the amateurs also : to raise (the price of something) by such means they bid the prices up sky …   Useful english dictionary

  • bid up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms bid up : present tense I/you/we/they bid up he/she/it bids up present participle bidding up past tense bid up past participle bid up business to offer money for something in order to increase its price, and… …   English dictionary

  • bid up — PHRASAL VERB If someone bids up the value of something, they try to increase it, for example by offering to buy it at a higher price than usual. [V P n (not pron)] ...the British passion for bidding up the price of each other s houses... [V n P]… …   English dictionary

  • bid up — raise the ante, raise the bid (in a card game) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bid — bid1 [bid] vt. BADE, bidden, bidding; for vt. 3, 6, 8 & for vi., the pt. & pp. are always bid, bade or bid, bid [ME bidden, to ask, plead, pray < OE biddan < IE base * bheidh , to urge, compel; meaning and form merged with ME beden, to… …   English World dictionary

  • Bid tv — Infobox TV channel name = bid tv logofile = Bid tv logo.png logosize = logoalt = launch = October, 2000 share = 0.1% share as of = June 2008 share source = [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti] owner = sit up… …   Wikipedia

  • bid — An expression indicating a desire to buy a commodity at a given price, opposite of offer. Chicago Board of Trade glossary The request to buy a futures contract at a specified price; the opposite of offer. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary bid or …   Financial and business terms

  • bid — bid1 bidder, n. /bid/, v., bade or (Archaic) bad for 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 or bid for 3, 4, 7, 9, 10; bidden or bid for 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 or bid for 3, 4, 7, 9; …   Universalium

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