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auction off

To sell an item to the highest bidder. We're auctioning off a car at the charity event this year.
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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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SELL-OFF: On this day in 1997 the Princess of Wales announced she planned to auction off 65 gowns to raise money for charities
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In a letter to the NTIA the FCC Chairman Michael Powell said that the commission was prepared to auction off 3G licenses on the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz bands as soon as June 2006.
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.
The government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will auction off three more real estate properties in April and considers selling more this year.
Sean Oltersdoft is set to auction off his 25 years' worth of Jackson's collectibles with PETA's help after he learnt that she has teamed up with fur company, Blackglama, and plans to release a new line of pelts in 2011.
London, February 20 (ANI): Dame Judi Dench is reportedly set to auction off the Elizabethan dress she wears in Sir Peter Hall's Midsummer Night's Dream.