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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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All of the buildings will go on sale when the college auctions off core facilities Jan.
USell auctions off lost, stolen, found or confiscated items on behalf of Cleveland Police.
Now Pam is giving another bride the chance to look like a princess as she auctions off a designer ivory wedding gown to raise money for the hospice that looked after Sharon in her final days.
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The Marcos New York property ownership saga is set to end on July 20 when a bankruptcy court auctions off a leasehold interest in 200 Madison.