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auction

auc·tion

auction

 
pronunciation:
awk shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a public sale at which prospective buyers bid for goods and merchandise.
They're having an auction to sell off the collection of things that filled up that old house.We love to buy old furniture at antique auctions.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: auctioned, auctioning, auctions
definition: to sell by means of an auction (often fol. by off).
The government auctioned off the farm.
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