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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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ENPNewswire-September 3, 2019--Own a piece of Virgin Trains history, the company is auctioning off some of its Pendolino nameplates to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust
An Oban golfer is auctioning off his Open Championship bag to help a family friend paralysed in an accident.
ISLAMABAD -- After auctioning off surplus vehicles and buffaloes at the Prime Minister House, the government is now set to sell six used cars and a motorbike at the National Assembly Secretariat as part of its austerity drive, according to an announcement made by the secretariat on Friday.
ISLAMABAD -- The accountability court in Islamabad reserved its verdict in the matter of auctioning off former finance minister Ishaq Dar's assets.
In addition to auctioning off the privilege to hear the spoiler, the benefit had no shortage of other notable segments.
The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) raised BD270,500 for the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) by auctioning off winning student paintings from a competition.
RINGO Starr is auctioning off his copy of the White Album for charity - with a starting bid of $20,000 (PS13,275).
Mitsubishi Motor Company (TYO: 7211), a Japan-based automaker, is auctioning off the first of 1,600 planned units of its Lancer Evolution Final Edition.
A nursery in Dubai has raised Dhs12,000 by auctioning off artwork made by pupils, including a Dhs3,000 painting created by the children.
These concerns can be alleviated by taking a different approach to supporting the charity that does not involve auctioning off private access.
However, this is the first time that a living Nobel recipient is auctioning off his prize medal.
MANILA -- Two days after auctioning off P33 million worth of garlic smuggled from China, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) expects to raise some P300 million in additional government revenue with Friday's scheduled public auction of some 200,000 50-kilogram bags of illegally imported rice at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).
First Deputy Energy Minister Yuriy Zyukov stated that government austerity measures features reduction in subsidies to coal mines of almost $230 million as well as auctioning off 30 per cent of functioning mines.
Photography students from Newcastle College who are auctioning off their > work at the Tyneside Cinema to fund an exhibition in London later this year
The man is auctioning off what he believes is the oldest hockey stick in the world, and has set his price at $50,000 US.