auctioned

[ awk-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF auctioned
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUCTIONED

Yes, madam, everything: they are all to be auctioned at Dycer's to-day.

"Never knew a parrot to be auctioned off before," he told Jerry.

If auctioned off, he thought he might have brought somewhat more.

When they auctioned them off they would come, pick out what they wanted to sell next and fill them blocks again.

These are taken to Ghijiga, and there auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Everything, from motor-cars to potatoes, was auctioned and raffled.

As the blue book states, this opium is auctioned off once a month.

The former was auctioned off on the spot for the benefit of the Red Cross.

And if I help you so that you need not be auctioned, will you then?

And after the sixty days required by the law, they were auctioned off with some other junk.

WORD ORIGIN

"a sale by increase of bids," 1590s, from Latin auctionem (nominative auctio) "an increasing sale, auction, public sale," noun of action from past participle stem of augere "to increase," from PIE root *aug- "to increase" (see augment). In northern England and Scotland, called a roup. In the U.S., something is sold at auction; in England, by auction.

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