bid up

verb
bade up or bid up; bidden up or bid up also bade up; bidding up; bids up

Definition of bid up

transitive verb

: to raise the price of (something, such as property at auction) by a succession of offers

First Known Use of bid up

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Bid up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bid%20up. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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