As a result, prices have been bid up, and the equity premium has shrunk dramatically.
Hopped up on momentum and dreams, investors often bid up shares of companies beyond all reasonable valuation.
People with higher incomes can bid up and outbid people with less money for desirable goods and services, in this case, housing.
Creating new money to bid up asset prices is also inflationary.
Suppose they were to bid up that initial price, meeting or nearly meeting the expectations of the banks?
Come, bid up, gentlemen, or we shall never get home to supper.
They let their own artists starve—they make them come over here—while they bid up a Raphael like a block of shares.
I was so charmed with it that I bid up to two thousand pounds.
The other man hesitated, and the auctioneer, who seemed to know him, asked him to bid up.
"That fellow to the south seems to have decided to bid up for the Savannah River entrance on the next tack, sir," I reported.
probably a merger of two old words: The sense in bid farewell is from Old English biddan "to ask, entreat, pray, beseech; order; beg" (class V strong verb, past tense bæd, past participle beden), from Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. German bitten "to ask," attested from 8c.), which, according to Kluge and Watkins is from a PIE root *gwhedh- "to ask, pray" (see bead (n.)).
To bid at an auction, meanwhile, is from Old English beodan "offer, proclaim" (class II strong verb; past tense bead, p.p. boden), from Proto-Germanic *biudanan "to stretch out, reach out, offer, present," (cf. German bieten "to offer"), from PIE root *bh(e)udh- "to be aware, make aware" (cf. Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, is watchful, observes," buddhah "awakened, enlightened;" Old Church Slavonic bljudo "to observe;" Lithuanian budeti "to be awake;" Old Irish buide "contentment, thanks"). As a noun, 1788, from the verb.