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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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Luna's sketchbook-diary, to be auctioned off by Leon Gallery
Michael McElhinney auctioned off one of his prized cattle for the NSPCC.
While any caffeine fanatic would consider the Victoria Arduino Venus Espresso machine an exceptional gift (the Vatican auctioned off the machine for charity in November 2014), motorcycle enthusiasts would likely disagree.
A RARE Spitfire which lay buried on a Calais beach for 40 years, is on display in London to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of France and Britain, before being auctioned off for charity.
The founder and director of the nursery, Birgit A Ertl, said the most expensive painting -- 'A Rainbow Cow' -- was auctioned off for Dhs3,000.
The Ukrainian cabinet on 29 May, ordered the State Property Fund to prepare 38 state-owned coal mines to be auctioned off.
A number of professional photographers from the North East have also donated work to be auctioned off for the fundraising effort.
London, Feb 1 ( ANI ): A Rolls-Royce owned by Brigitte Bardot, who was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, at the height of her career will soon be auctioned off for 320,000 pounds in Paris.
A LIVER bird sculpture auctioned off for charity fetched more than PS2,000.
The shirt, signed by the club's captain Carles Puyol, will now be auctioned off at the Beechwood and Easterside Club.
Summary: Two hats worn by the Duchess of Cambridge when she was still plain Kate Middleton are to be auctioned off in London this month.
Wow, their dazzling crown, which features 2, 276 replica stones from QVC's Diamonique collection will be auctioned off for The Breast Cancer Care charity.
It is part of collection of memorabilia belonging to Len Bowkett that will be auctioned off on Tuesday.
The 'Marilyn On Mirror', of which future reproductions will retail at around pounds 3,000, has been donated to the cancer appeal and will be auctioned off at an upcoming Knowsley Hall ball.