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verb (used with object), out·bid, out·bid·den or out·bid, out·bid·ding.
  1. to outdo in bidding; make a higher bid than (another bidder).
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Origin of outbid

First recorded in 1580–90; out- + bid1
Related formsout·bid·der, noun
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verb -bids, -bidding, -bid, -bidden or -bid
  1. (tr) to bid higher than; outdo in bidding
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Word Origin and History for out-bid


1580s, from out (adv.) + bid (v.). Related: Out-bidding; out-bidden.

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