auction off


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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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We will auction off a few things but most will go to an auction house where we can get the maximum they deserve.
Now, the school is about to auction off property that encompass about 112 acres of academic halls, student housing and athletic facilities, according to an auction brochure.
Summary: Petty Kipp unsuccessfully stifles a smile as property developer Nakheel begins to auction off cars, bikes and excess construction material in a bid to raise a few dirhams.
The US Treasury Department said that it might auction off warrants to buy stock in Capital One Financial (COF.N).
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent decided to auction off hundreds of items from their eight-bedroom country pile after selling it in April for pounds 5.75 million.
A plan to auction off Brazil's Viacao Aerea Rio-Grandense SA, or Varig, has been approved by the airline's creditors.
Emily's Grandmother Renfrew has died and she is returning with her mother to the old stone house in Saskatchewan to auction off the farming equipment and furniture and eventually close down the house.
DANIEL O'Donnell has admitted he may be forced to auction off hundreds of wedding presents.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has told the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that it intends to auction off its 3G licenses as early as June 2006.
Bryan had already agreed with Ray Squire, who runs the executive private hire company Bluestone Cars in Wrexham, that he would sign his latest CD Room Service for the local Nightingale House Hospice to auction off to raise money.
Elaine, vice-chairman of the Coventry branch of the Alzheimer's Society, said: "I think I will have a handbag from a celebrity to auction off - but I can't say who yet.
When the clueless or careless auction off "labtop computers," "camras," and "sapphires," they do get bidders, but rarely very many.
At the close of the first house we will auction off a role in the play.
Come election season, they auction off the right to "free speech" to the highest bidder.