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bidding

[bid-ing] /ˈbɪd ɪŋ/
noun
1.
command; summons; invitation:
I went there at his bidding.
2.
bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received:
The bidding began furiously.
3.
a bid.
Idioms
4.
do someone's bidding, to submit to someone's orders; perform services for someone:
After he was promoted to vice president at the bank, he expected everyone around him to do his bidding.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English; see bid1, -ing1
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bidding

/ˈbɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
an order; command (often in the phrases do or follow the bidding of, at someone's bidding)
2.
an invitation; summons
3.
the act of making bids, as at an auction or in bridge
4.
(bridge) a group of bids considered collectively, esp those made on a particular deal
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