American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bid higher than: We outbid our rivals at the auction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bid more than; go beyond in the offer of a price.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To exceed or surpass in bidding; to bid a higher price.
- v. bid higher than others
- v. bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
- From out- + bid. (Wiktionary)
“Sir William Hamilton, he obtained a chance to take impressions of rare cameos from Italy and Pompeii; later the Duke of Portland, who you may recall outbid him at the sale of the world-famed Portland Vase, allowed him to copy it.”
“The program helps maintain price stability whereby government offers a fixed wage that does not "outbid" the private sector, but simply creates a stabilizing floor and thereby prevents deflation.”
“And as few bidders can be at their computers 24/7, those infuriating 'outbid' notifications soon start adding up.”
“Do you suppose it has ever occurred to any of these morons that I never intended to buy this POS company, and was only dangling big numbers out there so that I could bump up the price that Red Hat would have to pay when its hair-trigger CEO got all huffy and rushed in to "outbid" me?”
“I was ultimately outbid, which is perhaps just as well, inasmuch as I couldn’t really connect it up properly: my DVD player is connected up via S-Video and while there’s a composite input to spare, there’s no extra audio input to be had.”
“The Fox News reporter claims that AT&T simply "outbid" other carriers by agreeing to the $30 unlimited and $15 250MB data plans.”
“Fox News reporter claims that AT&T simply "outbid" other carriers by agreeing to the $30 unlimited and $15 250MB data plans.”
“Gandhi said that Mallya was able to "outbid" everyone and buy the five iconic items of the Mahatma.”
“In the 1990s we again insulted him (though many think he was just looking for an excuse at that point) and 'outbid' him to the Saudi Prince”
“Having a lower price will encourage buyers to "outbid" each other and essentially drive the price of your item up, anyway.”
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