bid (some amount) for (something)

bid (some amount) for (something)

To say that one will pay a certain amount of money in exchange for an item, as at an auction. I can't believe I bid $500 for that necklace and still didn't win it! How much did you bid for that antique dresser?
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bid (something) for something

 and bid (something) on something
to offer an amount of money for something at an auction. I bid a thousand for the painting. I didn't want to bid for it. I wouldn't bid a cent on that rickety old table!
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