bid


bid
{{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}}
noun
1 offer of a sum of money to buy sth
ADJECTIVE
high

The highest bid was only $200.

low
opening, starting
final
competing
winning
sealed
competitive
cash
VERB + BID
make, place, put in, submit

He made a cash bid for the company.

withdraw
call for, invite, solicit (AmE)

They have invited bids for the property.

get, receive
increase, raise
accept
reject
BID + NOUN
price
process
PREPOSITION
bid by, bid from

a $24 million bid by a rival company

bid for

a bid for the chair

bid of

a bid of £100

bid on (AmE)

I placed a bid on a repossessed Ferrari.

2 attempt
ADJECTIVE
successful
failed, unsuccessful
strong

The party made a strong bid to seize power at the ballot box.

serious
desperate
first
final
comeback
election, re-election
gubernatorial (AmE), presidential
Olympic
hostile, takeover (both business)
VERB + BID
launch, make, mount (esp. BrE)

A German company launched a takeover bid for the company.

succeed in, win
fail in, lose

They failed in their bid to buy the company.

support

College presidents supported his bid for the position.

reject
BID + VERB
succeed (esp. BrE)
fail
PREPOSITION
in a/the bid

He attacked his guards in a desperate bid for freedom.

bid by

a bid by the president to boost his popularity

bid for

This play was her last bid for recognition.

PHRASES
a bid for freedom
a bid for power
a bid to escape
{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
1 offer money for sth
PREPOSITION
against

Two dealers bid against each other for the table.

for

She bid $10 000 for the painting.

2 offer to do work
ADVERB
successfully
competitively
PREPOSITION
for (BrE)

We have successfully bid for the contract.

on (AmE)

We have successfully bid on the contract.

Bid is used with these nouns as the object: ↑farewell

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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