- [U][C]拍卖 a public meeting at which goods are sold to the person who offers the most money
- vt. & vi. 拍卖 sell by auction
a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
the public sale of something to the highest bidder
sell at an auction
- We will put the car up for auction.
- The picture should fetch 2000 pounds at auction.
- We had a private view of the jewels before the public auction.
- They will auction off a collection of oils.
- Some of the land was auctioned off last year.
- We bought these items at an auction.
- The house will be sold by auction.
- They've put the contents of their house up for auction.
- He auctioned all his old furniture.
- auction off( v.+adv. )
把(财产)拍卖掉get rid of goods by selling at an auction
auction sth ⇔ off
He auctioned off his furniture.
It was sad to see all grandmother's lovely things being auctioned off.
- auction用作名词时的意思是“拍卖”,可表示拍卖方式或拍卖活动。在表达“拍卖掉某物时”,英国人说sell sth by auction; 而美国人介词多用at。
- put up for auction表示“拍卖某物”。