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Auction ContextPlay
Use 'bidding' to refer to the competitive process of offering prices at auctions. SlideThe art collector was passionate about bidding at the antique auction.
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Price WarPlay
'Bidding' can imply a contest where parties try to outdo each other financially. SlideTwo investors were bidding fiercely for the old manor.
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Metaphoric UsePlay
Metaphorically, 'bidding' can describe any competitive situation, not just auctions. SlideThe debate team entered the bidding with some strong arguments.