to sell by auction (often followed by off): He auctioned off his furniture.
- auc·tion·a·ble, adjective
- auc·tion·ar·y, adjective
- pro·auc·tion, adjective
- un·auc·tioned, adjective
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How to use auction in a sentence
Warren is very proud of the fact that he purchased Pegasus at an auction for $400.
It still included an online auction, live-streamed events, and a bachelor auction among the adjusted activities.CAMP Rehoboth offers free tickets to Labor Day event | Philip Van Slooten | September 2, 2020 | Washington Blade
DuckDuckGo further claims that adopting a version of its recommended choice screen, presumably without the auction, would dramatically improve the market share of Google’s competitors.DuckDuckGo: Google’s mobile share would drop 20% with new search choice screen | Greg Sterling | August 10, 2020 | Search Engine Land
CPCs and CPMs to compete in ad auctions vary widely by country.
In some campaigns, traffic has increased, but this is due to the fact that the auction has been released.
This return scam involved purchasing broken electronics off the auction site and then buying new items off store shelves.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks | M.L. Nestel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Along the Prado they used to sell slaves on the auction block, too.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We want to be the global auction house for the new collector at lower price points and create a more liquid market.
Paddle8 works better than a smaller regional auction house because it is nimbler and its costs—to the seller and buyer—are lower.
“The intention is to create a 21st century auction house,” Gilkes says.
One day Mr. Chittenden told Grace there was to be an auction of slaves, and he would go and try to get one for a housekeeper.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
She did not realize that her father did not wish her to see the distressing scenes which often took place at an auction of slaves.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
We talked over Horn farm, which will be let next month by auction, and I am only afraid of getting too much money for it.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
Among the duties which he proposed to to repeal was the auction-duty on the transfer of property.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The alder-buyer's wrinkled eyes were peering sideways at an auction announcement pinned to the wall.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for auction
a public sale of goods or property, esp one in which prospective purchasers bid against each other until the highest price is reached: Compare Dutch auction
the competitive calls made in bridge and other games before play begins, undertaking to win a given number of tricks if a certain suit is trumps
(tr often foll by off) to sell by auction
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