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auction something off

to sell something [to the highest bidder] at an auction. He auctioned his home off. He auctioned off his home. The duke was forced to auction off his ancestral home to pay his taxes.
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auction off

v.
To sell something to the person who offers the highest amount of money, at or as at an auction: We don't need this table anymore, so we should auction it off. To clear out the warehouse, the company auctioned off the old inventory.
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Another option is to auction off the domestic routes for a minimum price of USD700m.
Phil Verveer, chairman of a committee appointed by the Federal Communications Commission to examine the current and future public safety spectrum needs of state and local governments, described the effort to auction off broadcast spectrum as "a tyranny of short-term pressures that could have long-term public safety consequences for citizens in cities across America.
We've been getting a lot of stuff to auction off with initials or names on it, and whenever possible I've been trying to get it back to the rightful owner,'' Chemel said.
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12 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading shipwreck salvors will auction off sunken treasure valued in excess of $50 million at the Trump Regency Hotel in Atlantic City on Sunday, Jan.
HOUSTON -- A man widely known as one of the most creative, best-selling and versatile artists of our time will auction off a very special original painting during the Magic, Mayhem, and Martinis Art Show at the Oh My Godard Gallery located in Galleria Mall, Houston.
MOJAVE - Rotary Rocket, a company whose investors included techno- thriller author Tom Clancy, will auction off its Mojave assets next month, signaling the apparent end of its bid to build a reusable spaceship.
DALLAS -- A man widely known as one of the most creative, best-selling, and versatile artists of our time will auction off a very special original painting during the Magic, Mayhem, and Martinis Art Show at the Oh My Godard Gallery located in the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, Texas.
To help defray the costs of paying a 15-man crew, we've heard that Dennis Conner will auction off a spot on his Stars & Stripes yacht during the America's Cup - with a minimum bid of $75,000 that's expected to add to his more than $1 million.
NEW YORK -- CSTV: College Sports Television and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) today announced the kick-off of a three-year program to auction off high-profile college game footballs.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich will again auction off a puppy from a Los Angeles County animal shelter.
On October 19, the Skyrockets and Project HIRED, a San Jose-based non-profit organization that seeks employment for people with disabilities, teamed up to auction off the 11th Man at the Third Annual Project HIRED Gala Dinner held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose.
I want to auction off my pig, but I also don't because I've had him for several months.
Several wineries opted to auction off exclusive lots during their hospitality events, bringing in a total of $171,650.
Patrick's Episcopal Parish Day School will auction off a ride on a blimp, some exotic vacations and a piece of romantic history Saturday.