Meaning of outbid in English:


Pronunciation /aʊtˈbɪd/

Translate outbid into Spanish

verbverb outbids, verb outbidding, past participle verb outbid

[with object]
  • Offer to pay a higher price for something than (another person)

    ‘residential builders could always outbid any farmer for the land round London’
    • ‘If anyone outbids me in the next hour I'm going to unleash my fists of fury.’
    • ‘He acted on a gut feeling and stepped in to pay £5 for the dish, outbidding a woman who was trying to haggle the stallholder down to £1.’
    • ‘It seems the deep-pocketed lady has taken to spending every waking hour outbidding anyone who dares cross her path.’
    • ‘They bought it unexpectedly by outbidding me at auction a few months ago, saying that as they live opposite it, they wanted to ensure my rival at the auction didn't get it.’
    • ‘No one can outbid you after the sale and the vendor is equally legally bound to complete the sale on the day and under the terms stipulated in the contract.’
    • ‘Unconfirmed reports suggested that he had created many enemies as he was able to outbid his opponents for many government projects.’
    • ‘I could hardly believe it when I was outbid by so much.’
    • ‘I bought it at an auction and outbid a man who looked like Santa Claus.’
    • ‘Firstly, somebody outbid me in the last two minutes of an auction.’
    • ‘Between that and the vendor signing the contract, there were two other buyers who tried to outbid me.’
    • ‘I was outbid on everything but the filters, which I'd only really bid on to reduce postage from the seller.’
    • ‘Now he tries to outbid us with claims about the number of civil servants he's going to sack.’
    • ‘‘We looked for more than a year and a half, but things were selling so fast and people kept outbidding us,’ he explains.’
    • ‘They are outbidding anyone who wants to buy a pharmacy.’
    • ‘One of these allowed a security firm to win contracts by outbidding its rivals, courtesy of its lower labour costs.’
    • ‘The other bidder thought himself to be clever and waited with his bid until eight seconds before the end of auction and obviously did not have the time to place another bid when he saw that he was still outbid.’
    • ‘Again and again I was frustratingly outbid, then finally I sunk one.’
    • ‘They just outbid us and that was a disappointment.’
    • ‘This person, because of his low bid, will miss out on the opportunity to own the car altogether since his rivals will simply outbid him.’
    • ‘To outbid another player, you must bid a higher number.’