bid on

bid (something) on (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 on that necklace and still didn't win it! How much did you bid on that antique dresser?
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bid on

v.
1. To offer some amount of money for something at an auction: I won't bid more than $10 on that sofa. Who would like to bid on this beautiful painting?
2. To respond to some business proposal with a bid: Four companies are bidding on this contract right now.
See also: bid, on
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Madrid pointed out that there were no grounds for the proceedings since E.ON's takeover bid on Endesa had not succeeded.