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bidding

[ bid-ing ]
/ ˈbɪd ɪŋ /
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noun
command; summons; invitation: I went there at his bidding.
bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received: The bidding began furiously.
a bid.
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Idioms about bidding

    do someone's bidding, to submit to someone's orders; perform services for someone: After he was promoted to vice president at the bank, he expected everyone around him to do his bidding.

Origin of bidding

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at bid1, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bidding

bidding
/ (ˈbɪdɪŋ) /

noun
an order; command (often in the phrases do or follow the bidding of, at someone's bidding)
an invitation; summons
the act of making bids, as at an auction or in bridge
bridge a group of bids considered collectively, esp those made on a particular deal
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