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outbid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outbid bid higher than others
    • v outbid bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outbid To exceed or surpass in bidding; to bid a higher price. "Prevent the greedy, and outbid the bold."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outbid To bid more than; go beyond in the offer of a price.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outbid owt-bid′ to offer a higher price than another.
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Usage

In literature:

My goodness, but I hope I'm not outbid!
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
They stand ready to outbid any competitor for the power you will develop on the Project.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
He quickly outbid all competitors.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
It might be nothing more than the fact that he had outbid him at the sale of the boat.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
What a competition and outbidding of each other in servility.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Then, old Tom Hollis outbid me, to-day, at Leonard's on a rare medical work I had set my eyes upon having.
"The Ghost" by William. D. O'Connor
Be valiant then, he biddeth so that would not be outbid, For courage yet shall honour him though base, that better did.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
England, Germany, and Russia, are waiting to outbid each other.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
May not proportionately as large a Socialist party arise in Great Britain, especially as no political party can outbid the Socialists?
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
If anybody pays you to deceive me, come to me and I'll outbid them.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
If such applicant, however, is outbid, his fee is returned to him.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Corporations and colleges, nay, courts and governments, would outbid one another in the purchase.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
Sometimes, as we were assured, the victim outbids the rogues, and exemplary punishment follows!
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
If he were outbid, as usual, it would not particularly matter.
"The Brass Bottle" by F. Anstey
There was no voice to outbid the lady, and young Owney, kneeling, gave the cup into her hands.
"Irish Fairy Tales"
It was the greatest impertinence on his part to outbid the Mayor, and a baron to boot!
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
You may go; I'll outbid you.
"The Constant Couple" by George Farquhar
Encouraged by this, the senatorial party put up Drusus to outbid Gracchus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Another next presented and outbid the former.
"Superwomen" by Albert Payson Terhune
Products of a higher value outbid and exclude those of a lower.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
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In poetry:

III. Hope is the Merchant For every clime,—
Active and urgent And outbidding Time!
Nations may founder,
Kingdoms be broke,—
His credit's sounder
Than Britain's own oak!
"Hope" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Several small telecommunications companies are reportedly preparing court challenges to the government's $16.86 billion wireless communications auction, saying giants like AT&T Wireless used unfair tactics to outbid them.
Informer Was Outbid for Disputed Contract.
Gun advocates outbid Detroit police for unwanted guns at buyback event.
Lubbock councilman Klein loses talk radio show, says he was outbid for daily program.
Winston-Salem won't try to outbid Triad cities for collections company.
Outbid provides mobile access to its rapid-fire auctions.
Outbid just launched its online auction platform in March, and it's already seeing potential in a mobile channel.
Outbid provides mobile access to its rapid-fire auctions.
Outbid just launched its online auction platform in March, and it's already seeing potential in a mobile channel.
White Sox could outbid Cubs for Soler .
But Degenhardt, 26, of Mount Wolf, was outbid for the mint-condition jug that dates between 1850 to 1870.
Netflix outbids Starz for rights to Disney movies by paying a hefty $350M bill annually .
Sewall's 11 Clipper Mart stores, outbidding Cumberland Farms Inc.'s $8.5 million offer, The Times Record reported.
Guggenheim Partners Outbids Ryan Seacrest, Buys Dick Clark Productions for $370 Million.
Not because they could not find one in their price range, but because every time they did, they were outbid.
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