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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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RINGO Starr is auctioning off his copy of the White Album for charity - with a starting bid of $20,000 (PS13,275).
Mitsubishi Motor Company (TYO: 7211), a Japan-based automaker, is auctioning off the first of 1,600 planned units of its Lancer Evolution Final Edition.
A nursery in Dubai has raised Dhs12,000 by auctioning off artwork made by pupils, including a Dhs3,000 painting created by the children.
MANILA -- Two days after auctioning off P33 million worth of garlic smuggled from China, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) expects to raise some P300 million in additional government revenue with Friday's scheduled public auction of some 200,000 50-kilogram bags of illegally imported rice at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).
First Deputy Energy Minister Yuriy Zyukov stated that government austerity measures features reduction in subsidies to coal mines of almost $230 million as well as auctioning off 30 per cent of functioning mines.
Photography students from Newcastle College who are auctioning off their > work at the Tyneside Cinema to fund an exhibition in London later this year
The 27-year-old American recording artist, who is set to sing in outer space following the launch of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space flights, said that she is auctioning off her second seat on the spacecraft to raise funds for her charity, the Mirror reported.
Turk Telekom, 55 percent of which was sold in 2005 to the Dubai-based Oger Telecom, announced on its website this week that it will begin auctioning off its copper lines in April, which Sabah estimated would fetch over $10 billion in scrap.
Summary: Vodafone has petitioned an Indian court to stop the government from auctioning off rights to the cellphone spectrum it now uses for 18.
Summary: A man from London is auctioning off a discarded piece of glue, because it looks like Homer Simpson.
By auctioning off a wedding dress to raise money in her memory, we can help someone else's dream become a reality.
A FINE art graduate is auctioning off one of his paintings to raise money for a children's hospice.
The Princess, 60, is auctioning off four more items from Nether Lypiatt Manor, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, after the first "garage sale" in August earned her pounds 8,586.
We should start auctioning off our greasy pizza next,'' Canter said.
The Monday luncheon also featured the auctioning off of four past presidents of NEPA.