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01. Sony Corp. made an unsuccessful [bid] to take over MGM Studios.
02. Bob Dole made an unsuccessful [bid] for the presidency of the U.S.
03. Dick [bid] $100 on a bicycle at the auction, but it eventually sold for $150.
04. The [bidding] for a painting by Picasso started at $500,000 and went up quickly from there.
05. Sears is making a [bid] to take over the bankrupt Eaton's chain.
06. The military regime has closed down two newspapers in a [bid] to silence its critics.
07. She sold her house to the highest [bidder] for more than double she paid for it.
08. We made a [bid] on a dining room suite at the auction, but we didn't get it.
09. The newlyweds [bid] farewell to their family and friends, and then boarded the plane for Jamaica.
10. We got in a [bidding] war over a house we wanted to buy, and ended up paying quite a bit more than we had planned.
11. Government purchasing procedures in this country are generally of two types: a negotiated contract or an open [bid].
12. Opinion polls in February 2000 showed that 70% of the people of Slovakia support their country's [bid] to join the European Union.
13. In 1993, an unknown [bidder] paid $945,000 at auction for the Oscar award won by Vivien Leigh in the movie "Gone With the Wind."
14. In January of 1991, Soviet troops stormed strategic buildings in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, to block a [bid] for independence.
15. In November of 1992, twenty original paintings by Adolf Hitler went unsold at an auction after they failed to attract a single [bid].
16. George Washington once stated that few men have virtue to withstand the highest [bidder].
17. An unknown man has been arrested after a failed [bid] to hijack an Italian airliner.

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  • bid — 1 / bid/ vb bid, bid·ding vt: to offer (a price) for payment or acceptance vi: to make a bid: state what one will pay or take in payment a contractor bidding for a job bid·der n bid 2 …   Law dictionary

  • bid — bid1 [bid] vt. BADE, bidden, bidding; for vt. 3, 6, 8 & for vi., the pt. & pp. are always bid, bade or bid, bid [ME bidden, to ask, plead, pray < OE biddan < IE base * bheidh , to urge, compel; meaning and form merged with ME beden, to… …   English World dictionary

  • Bid — (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. {Bade} (b[a^]d), {Bid}, (Obs.) {Bad}; p. p. {Bidden}, {Bid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bidding}.] [OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bid — /bɪd/ noun 1. an offer to buy something at a specific price ♦ to make a bid for something to offer to buy something ● We made a bid for the house. ● The company made a bid for its rival. ♦ to make a cash bid to offer to pay cash for something ♦… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • bid — /bɪd/ noun 1. an offer to buy something at a specific price. ⇒ takeover bid ♦ to make a bid for something to offer to buy something ● We made a bid for the house. ● The company made a bid for its rival. ♦ to make a cash bid to offer to pay cash… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Bid'a — Bidʿa ‏ بدعة‎ bid a, DMG bidʿa bedeutet „Neuerung“, „Ketzerei“, „ketzerische Lehre“ in der islamischen Theologie und Jurisprudenz und steht somit im Widerspruch zur Sunna. Grundsätzlich ist jede Neuerung zunächst verwerflich, wenn sie nicht im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bidʿa — ‏ بدعة‎ bid a, DMG bidʿa bedeutet „Neuerung“ in der islamischen Theologie und Jurisprudenz und steht somit im Widerspruch zur Sunna. Grundsätzlich ist jede Neuerung zunächst verwerflich, wenn sie nicht im Einklang mit dem Koran und der Sunna …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bid — [bɪd] (past tense past participle bid; present participle bidding) verb I 1) [I/T] to offer a particular amount of money for something They bid £300 for the painting.[/ex] 2) [I] to offer to do work or provide a service for a particular amount of …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bid — Ⅰ. bid [1] ► VERB (bidding; past and past part. bid) 1) offer (a certain price) for something, especially at an auction. 2) (bid for) (of a contractor) tender for (work). 3) (bid for) make an effort to obtain or achiev …   English terms dictionary

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  • Bid'a — Bid ah Religion religions abrahamiques : judaïsme · christianisme · islam C …   Wikipédia en Français

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