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Definitions of bid:
  • noun:   an attempt to get something
    Example: "He made a bid to gain attention"
  • noun:   (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
  • noun:   a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  • noun:   an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  • verb:   make a serious effort to attain something
    Example: "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  • verb:   make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
  • verb:   ask for or request earnestly
    Example: "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  • verb:   propose a payment
  • verb:   ask someone in a friendly way to do something
  • verb:   invoke upon
    Example: "Bid farewell"

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