outbid outbid  /ˈaʊt ˌbɪd/


  1. (v) bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
  2. (v) bid higher than others


  1. Black then outbid two other conglomerates, Zapata and Textron, for a controlling interest, and AMK became United Brands.
  2. Coming out of the 2004-05 lockout, Versus outbid ESPN for rights to hockey games.
  3. Krugman doesn't offer a number, but he makes it clear that he is not going to be outbid.


  1. Revere Businessman Seeks To Outbid Red Sox For Control Of Yawkey Way

    A Revere businessman is trying to outbid the Red Sox to take over Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park on game days.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

  2. Lawyer offers to outbid Red Sox for Yawkey Way concession license

    An attorney and restaurateur from Everett has offered to outbid the Red Sox for a license to sell food and drink on Yawkey Way on days when the team plays at Fenway Park, throwing a curveball at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which has been negotiating exclusively with the ball club.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. OUTBid Auction To Benefit MGLCC

    The second annual cleverly named OUTBid fund-raiser auction for the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th. Whether you're an adrenaline-driven, outgoing live bidder or a more laidback, introverted silent bidder (or both), there's a chance for you to bid on all sorts of items to benefit the city's only gay community center. The silent auction begins at 6:45 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Memphis Flyer


  1. Redknapp, who has already seen bids turned down for Bellamy, said: "Man City are in and when they are the others have no chance. They just outbid and outpay. It will be difficult but I haven't given up."
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Harry Redknapp Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. "We don't reveal what we pay for events because next time we get them we will be outbid - we don't give away our trade secrets," Mr Brumby said. "It secures for us an extraordinary drive in our tourism industry - it brings people to our...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: John Brumby Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Democrats can't seem to stop trying to outbid each other - with the taxpayers' money," House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement. "We're in tough economic times. Folks are hurting. But the American people know that more...
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: John Boehner Source: Greeley Tribune

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