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noun [countable/uncountable] auction pronunciation in British English /ˈɔːkʃ(ə)n/
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  1. a public occasion when things are sold to the people who offer the most money for them
    at auction: They bought the paintings at auction in 1989.
    up for auction (=being sold at an auction): The house is now up for auction.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with an auction or bought at an auction
      Internet auction sites


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