gazump gazump


  1. (v) rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  2. (v) raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price



  • Arsenal stay top, technology aids City surge

    Arsenal preserved their lead in the Premier League by beating Fulham 2-0 on Saturday, while goal-line technology assisted Manchester City as they overcame Cardiff City. Arsenal knew that anything less than victory might allow City to gazump them, but it was not until Santi Cazorla claimed a quick-fire brace mid-way through the second half that they put paid to Fulham at the Emirates Stadium ...
    on January 19, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News


  1. McLeish said: "I tried to buy Mikael when he had gone back to Chelsea after the one season with Birmingham. We were keen at Rangers to gazump Birmingham but it just didn't happen. I think Mikael had such an affection for this club and he wanted to...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Alex McLeish Source:

  2. "I like Eidur, he's a good footballer," Redknapp said. "We wouldn't have to gazump them [West Ham]. If it's a loan, it's a loan. I spoke to his [Gudjohnsen's] agent to see what the deal was. Monaco are probably going to do a good part of his...
    on Jan 26, 2010 By: Harry Redknapp Source: Independent

  3. Labour Party whip Emmet Stagg said the Minister's decision to "absent" himself from the Dáil in order to hold a press conference on another matter was "clearly designed to 'gazump' the introduction of a private members" Bill in the Dáil on the...
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: Emmet Stagg Source: Irish Times

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