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[out-bid] /ˌaʊtˈbɪd/
verb (used with object), outbid, outbidden or outbid, outbidding.
to outdo in bidding; make a higher bid than (another bidder).
Origin of outbid
1580-90; out- + bid
Related forms
outbidder, noun Unabridged
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  • Companies that have infrastructure to use a particular spectrum won't be happy at the prospect that someone could outbid them.
  • Now, we're obviously not going to be able to outbid some of the other teams that are using those same metrics.
  • If you are outbid, the system submits a replacement bid at a higher price to keep you in the auction.
British Dictionary definitions for outbid


verb -bids, -bidding, -bid, -bidden, -bid
(transitive) to bid higher than; outdo in bidding
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