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Outbid   /ˈaʊtbˌɪd/   Listen
Outbid

verb
(past outbid; past part. outbidden; pres. part. outbidding)
1.
Bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled.
2.
Bid higher than others.






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"Outbid" Quotes from Famous Books



... a better truck farmer anyway. He can make a fortune off a piece of land that a white man would starve on. He will outbid the white man every time in the matter of price when renting land for farming purposes and the land-owner doesn't give a darn then whether he rents to white or yellow—so long as he gets the highest bidder's money. The chink spends hardly anything on clothes, he lives in a hovel; eats rice, ...
— The Spoilers of the Valley • Robert Watson

... hundred gold guilders which my opponent has given the Judge are against me; and if I cannot outbid him, I must fall to ...
— Faustus - his Life, Death, and Doom • Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger

... somewhat shaken by this measure, employed his colleague, M. Living Drusus—who was noble, well-educated, wealthy, and eloquent—to undermine his influence with the people. With the sanction of the Senate, Drusus now endeavored to outbid Gracchus. He played the part of a demagogue in order to supplant the true friend of the people. He gave to the Senate the credit of every popular law which he proposed, and gradually impressed the people with the belief that the ...
— A Smaller History of Rome • William Smith and Eugene Lawrence

... force, under him. He could lay Ireland under storm or lull at his pleasure. His achievement equalled his self-confidence. He reversed the Irish land system and threw English politics out of gear. With the balance of power in his hand, he made Tory and Radical outbid each other for his support. He was no organizer or orator, but he fascinated able men to conduct his schemes, as Napoleon used his marshals. On a pregnant day he equaled the achievement of St. Paul and converted Gladstone, who had once been his gaoler. Gladstone became a Home ...
— The Glories of Ireland • Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox

... there's not such a snug little farm in all Africa; and I am sanguine we shall get a renewal, though Varius will do his utmost to outbid us. Ah, my dear Agellius, if there is but a suspicion you are not a thorough-going Roman! Well, well,—here! ease me through this gate, Agellius; I don't know what's come to the gate since I was here. Indeed!—yes! ...
— Callista • John Henry Cardinal Newman



Words linked to "Outbid" :   bid, auction sale, underbid, tender, offer, auction, bridge, call, vendue



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