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noun [countable] bid pronunciation in American English /bɪd/
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  1. 1
    an offer to give a particular amount of money for something, for example at an auction (=an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money)
    We received a bid of $12,000 for the table.
    1. a.
      an offer to do work or provide a service for a particular amount of money
      The lowest bid we received was $9,000.
      bid for: The bids for this contract were all disappointingly high.
  2. 3
    an attempt to do something
    bid for: Do you think he’d be willing to mount another bid for the presidency?
    a bid to do something: The company cut prices just before the holiday in a bid to support sales.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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