Definition of 'auction'
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Now it has been pulled from a charity auction. The Sun (2016)The cakes will be auctioned off next week to help pay for restoration of the church roof. The Sun (2016)For a special piece, good hunting grounds include auction houses and charity shops. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Vintage bikes can sell at auction for 250,000 or more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In 2007 she gave one copy for auction to raise money for charity. Times, Sunday Times (2017)At the end of the day, the price paid at auction will depend on who is bidding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are also bargains to be had from residential property auctions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was the auction in both rooms. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What this will do to auction prices remains to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They credit the competitive forces of auctions for the increase in advances. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)There might be fifty people chasing one property at auction. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of these is selling through a public auction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But hundreds have appeared on the internet auction site. The Sun (2012)This might make a property being auctioned next month a steal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The winner is the person who has placed the lowest unmatched bid when the auction closes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The charity auction lot could prove money well spent. The Sun (2010)The business went into administration and the property was auctioned off. Times, Sunday Times (2013)People seem to get carried away in the auction room. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Restaurant chains have commanded high prices at auction recently. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The best outlook for investors would be a competitive auction process. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Individual sellers are flocking to auctions in increasing numbers because their properties have remained unsold too long via an agent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Years of legal battles followed, resulting in its sale at auction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The last but one auction over, buyers light cigarettes and exchange gossip in the hallway. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The buyer always pays over the odds because you only win an auction if you are prepared to bid more than anyone else present. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tougher checks by boot sales and internet auction sites are forcing criminals to find new outlets, experts say. The Sun (2008)The lender that offers the cheapest deal wins the auction, although individual borrowers may refuse to accept the deal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Houses sold at auction often have problems that are not always apparent, which may be why the sellers want a quick sale. Times, Sunday Times (2007)THE last written description of the Titanic before it sank is up for auction this week. The Sun (2008)US merchant whom he is now suing on the ground that 90 per cent of it is either fake or too suspect to sell at auction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'auction'
British English: auction /ˈɔːkʃən/ NOUN
An auction is a sale where goods are sold to the person who offers the highest price.
He bought the picture at auction.
- American English: auction
- Arabic: مَزَاد
- Brazilian Portuguese: leilão
- Chinese: 拍卖
- Croatian: dražba
- Czech: aukce
- Danish: auktion
- Dutch: veiling
- European Spanish: subasta
- Finnish: huutokauppa
- French: enchères
- German: Auktion
- Greek: δημοπρασία
- Italian: asta vendita pubblica
- Japanese: 競売
- Korean: 경매
- Norwegian: auksjon
- Polish: aukcja
- European Portuguese: leilão
- Romanian: licitație
- Russian: аукцион
- Spanish: subasta
- Swedish: auktion
- Thai: การประมูล
- Turkish: açık arttırma
- Ukrainian: аукціон
- Vietnamese: cuộc bán đấu giá
British English: auction VERB
If something is auctioned, it is sold in an auction.
Eight drawings by the famous artist will be auctioned next week.
Definition of auction from the Collins English Dictionary
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