verb (used with object), outbid, outbidden or outbid, outbidding.
to outdo in bidding; make a higher bid than (another bidder).

1580–90; out- + bid

outbidder, noun
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outbid (ˌaʊtˈbɪd)
vb , -bids, -bidding, -bid, -bidden, -bid
(tr) to bid higher than; outdo in bidding

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Example sentences
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.
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