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noun [countable] bid pronunciation in British English /bɪd/ 
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singularbid
pluralbids
  1. 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 Christmas in a bid to support sales.

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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