bid for

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bid (something) for (something)

To say that one will pay a certain amount of money in exchange for an item, as at an auction. The monetary amount is often mentioned between "bid" and "for," while the item sought is named after "for." I can't believe I bid $500 for that necklace and still didn't win it! How much did you bid for that antique dresser?
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bid (something) for something

 and bid (something) on something
to offer an amount of money for something at an auction. I bid a thousand for the painting. I didn't want to bid for it. I wouldn't bid a cent on that rickety old table!
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US Airways on Wednesday boosted its bid for Delta to $10.
For many agencies, this may be the time to contemplate online forward auctions--the more familiar type where buyers bid for excess property, materials, or equipment.
With Bid for Rx, a consumer with a legitimate doctor's prescription can log onto the site, click on information about their prescription requirements to create a patient profile, and then participating, licensed pharmacies compete to provide the required prescription at the lowest total price.
Other analysts say United Airlines might succeed in a bid for Delta if it tops the more than $8 billion offered by US Airways.
Lake Shore is not aware of any pending or threatened take-over bid for the Company.
US Airways' proposed merger with Delta casts a shadow on 50 incremental 76 planes Delta has asked regional carriers to bid for, analysts at Raymond James noted in a recent research report, adding US Airways might opt not to pursue that business.
Fifty-one percent of the tenants and landowners have to be in favor of the BID for it to go forward but city officials said they prefer a number closer to 80 percent or more.
The rights plan will provide the Board of Directors of the Corporation and the shareholders more time to fully consider any unsolicited take-over bid for the Corporation.
like Halmar, another non-minority-owned firm, Crescent's bid for the work was $239 million.
The objective of the Board of Directors in adopting this Plan is to achieve full and fair value for the Company's shareholders in the event of an unsolicited take-over bid for the Company.
Investment groups Syn Logistica and Fontidec also have bid for Varig, Bloomberg said.
TSX:MSH), a leading Canadian healthcare information technology company, today announced that it had mailed an issuer bid circular to its common shareholders in connection with MediSolution's bid for up to 14.
TSX:NRD)(NYSE:NRD) today announced that it had mailed an issuer bid circular to its common shareholders and a take-over bid circular to common shareholders of Falconbridge Limited, in connection with Noranda's previously announced issuer bid for up to 63.
Employees are able to view online what shifts are available and bid for shifts for which they have an appropriate skill level.