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  • v. Present participle of outbid.


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  • However I wouldn't dismiss the idea of outbidding the Taliban in hiring mercenary fighters, provided it could be guaranteed that those being hired had only been fighting for the Taliban for the sake of the money.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • If the “rational” employer thinks they can ‘outbid’ others by offering more (but not as much as whites), they will also be rational enough to know that such outbidding ends its usefulness when gays make the same as straights (and that, at a lower profit than when they made less).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Public Opinion, Anti-Discrimination Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Constrained by foreign-ownership rules, it paid $4.5 billion for half of Constellation's nuclear business in 2008, outbidding Warren Buffett 's MidAmerican Energy Holdings, which offered $4.7 billion for the whole company.

    EDF's Expensive U.S. Nuclear Option

  • Last year, it struck a deal to buy Pactiv Corp, the maker of Hefty trash bags, for $4.4 billion, outbidding private-equity firm Apollo Global Management and rival paper and packaging company Koch Industries Inc.

    New Zealand Firm Enters Bid for Graham Packaging

  • Despite reports that the German government was about to change regulations to force down prices of drugs, Dr. Reddy's took a risky bet, outbidding competitors like Ranbaxy in a hotly contested battle.

    Dr. Reddy's Rejuvenation

  • In September, Hewlett-Packard acquired 3Par, a data warehouse firm, for $2.4 billion, outbidding Dell.

    IBM Loses Bid After Earnings Beat

  • I agree with idahooutdoors, the rich outfitters and landowners are shutting down access and outbidding or flat-out buying out the average joe hunter, not just here in Montana, but it sounds like the trend through out the West.

    I'm doing a little research.

  • In 1969, Christie's said Mr. Burton paid $37,000 at auction for the pearl, outbidding the Spanish royal family so he could give it to his then-wife, Ms. Taylor.

    Christie's Sells Liz Taylor's Pearl Necklace for $11.8 Million

  • The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, too, is extremely embarrassed, having taken the baton of the Palestinian Cause into the stronghold of the Arab League this week, outbidding the Arab leaders who wanted to assume for themselves the leadership of the Palestinian Cause for similar reasons, reasons that fall under personal or national ambitions.

    Raghida Dergham: Palestine at the United Nations: Sidestepped by both Friends and the World's Major Players

  • A consortium including Apple and Microsoft agreed to pay $4.5 billion for Nortel's patents, outbidding Google.

    What's News—


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