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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.
It turned up a few weeks ago in iSoldit, Richard Chemel's new eBay store in Chatsworth, along with a few dozen other old Zippo lighters a customer wanted to auction off.
This marks the first of 12 cars The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) will auction off online for wrappers through October 31, 2006.
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.
Net Tour Strategies, which promotes more than 20 PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA events, is behind trying to auction off this Endicott, N.
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.
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.
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.