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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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THE shirts Town wore on Wednesday night against Rochdale are to be auctioned off for three local charities.
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