Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of an auction.

Etymologies

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auction +‎ -like

Examples

  • After a year of heedless, auctionlike frenzy that's broken all sales records – Manhattan property values have shot up 17 percent in the last six months – co-op boards now wield their unchecked power with freewheeling brutality, and sellers are convinced they'd better ask 50 percent more than their neighbors got, or they're going to look foolish in three months.

    The Year of the $15 Million Apartment

  • After a year of heedless, auctionlike frenzy that's broken all sales records – Manhattan property values have shot up 17 percent in the last six months – co-op boards now wield their unchecked power with freewheeling brutality, and sellers are convinced they'd better ask 50 percent more than their neighbors got, or they're going to look foolish in three months.

    The Year of the $15 Million Apartment

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