UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɪdɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɪdɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(biding)

From the verb bid: (⇒ conjugate)
bidding is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. Bidding will [begin, open] in [ten minutes].
  2. The bidding lasted for [hours].
  3. Bidding on this [piece, painting] will start at [$1,000].
  4. The bidding [rose to, surpassed, sailed past] $1 million.
  5. Bidding on this [piece] has [ended, closed].
  6. bidding or [purchasing, buying]
  7. The bidding for this contract will [open, close] on [Monday].
  8. The bidding for the contract is [opened, closed].
  9. there are [several, ten] companies in the bidding (for)
  10. offered for [auction, online, public] bidding
  11. came [running, rushing] over at his bidding
  12. idiom: [expected to, ready to, reluctant to] do her bidding
  13. idiom: [expected to] to do [the employer's, her superiors'] bidding
n as adj
  1. [was, were] in a bidding war (with)
  2. [kicked off, started, provoked, led to] a bidding war
  3. see your bidding history
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [highest, winning, current] bid
  2. the [opening, starting] bid will be [$40]
  3. a closing bid of [$40]
  4. a bid of [$40]
  5. a [minimum, maximum] bid of
  6. the winning bid goes to
  7. [have, place, put in] the winning bid [on, for]
  8. put a bid in for the [company, job]
  9. [put, place] a bid on the [bike, house]
  10. put a bid in [at, during] the auction
  11. place a bid [at, during] the auction
  12. [beat, better] the previous bid
  13. a bid for [power, election]
  14. [launch, announce] a takeover bid
  15. (their) bid to [snatch, take, grab] power (from)
  16. in a bid to [disturb, create, help, provide, stop, get, become]
  17. made a bid to join the [club, gym]
  18. made a bid for freedom
n as adj
  1. the bid [amount, price]
  2. your bid history
  1. bid on an [auction, item]
  2. bid for the [golf clubs, car, painting]
  3. bid against [each other, other buyers]
  4. bid with [confidence, trust]
  5. bid (the) [highest, lowest, largest]
  6. bid the [highest] [amount, sum]
  7. bidding for [power, the position, the presidency]
  8. bidding to [become, be]
  9. bidding to host the [Olympic Games, World Cup, event]
  10. bid them [goodnight, farewell, a warm welcome, good day, adieu]
  11. [he, the captain, the leader] bade them to speak
  12. do as I bid you
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