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  • v. Present participle of overbid.


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  • The Portuguese foreign minister waved her aside; the statements emanating from Vienna constituted "overbidding," he declared.

    Tale from the Vienna Woods

  • And it has so cleverly structured the sale of television rights that networks routinely wind up overbidding, allowing the league to capture virtually the full value of its monopoly.

    In praise of 'socialism with cheerleaders'

  • That at times has infuriated investors, who have complained to some major banks that they have been duped into overbidding on supposedly hot deals, say people familiar with the matter.

    Debt-Sale Hype Under Fire in EU

  • And then Steve Schirripa of "The Sopranos," who was handling the live auction at the end—no more underwear here, just a Vespa and a walk-on part in "Nurse Betty"—suggested overbidding was a way to get a husband riled up by spending too much of his money.

    Trevor Project Honors Actor

  • After North-South landed at six spades due to overbidding by North, South won the first heart in dummy and led the nine of trumps to finesse.


  • I figure its never too soon to experience luke warm food, lack luster catering, abundant wine, and overbidding on donated silent auction items.

    Mad Dogging and Galas

  • To put it another way, weren't Vodafone overbidding?

    Vodafone 2 v HMRC

  • Some tree service sales reps are bad at their jobs, overbidding and underbidding.

    Stumped, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • But not signing draft picks, overbidding and failing to identify a players age are just horrible.

    Fire Jim Bowden « Christopher Colaninno

  • Since competitors didn't have to worry about costly overbidding errors, the paradoxical result was that it encouraged higher bids.



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