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bid(
bihd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (commerce)
a. ofrecer
$2,000 is more than I'm prepared to bid for that painting.$2,000 es más de lo que estoy dispuesto a ofrecer por ese cuadro.
b. pujar
Paco bid two million dollars for the sculpture.Paco pujó dos millones de dólares por la escultura.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to request)
a. pedir
William bade me tell you that he loves you dearly.William me pidió que te dijera que te quiere mucho.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to command)
a. mandar
His mother bade him hold his tongue.Su madre le mandó callarse.
4. (to wish)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Gentlemen, I bid you goodnight.Señores, les doy las buenas noches.
The whole town turned out to bid him farewell.Todo el pueblo vino a despedirse de él.
5. (in card games)
a. declarar
North bids four hearts.North declara cuatro corazones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (commerce)
a. hacer una oferta
Are you going to bid for that table?¿Vas a hacer una oferta por esa mesa?
b. pujar
There were a lot of people bidding for the lot I was interested in.Mucha gente pujaba por el lote que me interesaba.
7. (to contend; often used with "for")
a. intentar
He's bidding to become world champion for the fourth time.Está intentando hacerse con el campeonato mundial por cuarta vez.
b. participar en la licitación (for a contract)
Six companies are bidding for the contract to computerize their tax system.Seis empresas participan en la licitación del contrato para computerizar su sistema fiscal.
8. (in card games)
a. declarar
When it's your turn, you can either bid or pass.Cuando te toca, puedes declarar o pasar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (commerce)
a. la oferta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They've made a bid of 575 million dollars for the company.Han hecho una oferta de 575 millones de dólares por la empresa.
b. la puja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The highest bid wins the auction.La puja más alta gana la subasta.
10. (attempt)
a. el intento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The candidate will address a meeting today in a bid to win voters’ support.La candidata hablará en una reunión hoy en un intento de ganar el apoyo de los votantes.
b. la tentativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The prisoner's bid for freedom was doomed to failure.La tentativa del reo de recobrar la libertad estaba condenada al fracaso.
11. (in card games)
a. la declaración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was unable to support my partner’s bid.No pude apoyar la declaración de mi pareja.
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bid
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (greet)
a.
to bid somebody welcomedar la bienvenida a alguien
to bid somebody goodbyedespedir a alguien
2. (order)
a.
to bid somebody be silentordenar callar a alguien
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bid [bɪd]
noun
1 (at auction) oferta (f); puja (f); (Economics) oferta (f)
the highest bid la mejor oferta or puja; to raise one's bid subir su puja
...after North West Water raised its bid for Norweb to more than 1.7bn pounds
2 (attempt) tentativa (f); intento (m)
in a bid to en un intento de
She tried acupuncture in a bid to stop smoking He scaled the wall in a bid for freedom ...in a deperate bid for a better life abroad
to make a bid for freedom/power hacer un intento para conseguir la libertad/el poder; to make a bid to do sth hacer un intento para hacer algo
3 (Cards) marca (f)
no bid paso
transitive verb
1 bid (past) (at auction etc) pujar
to bid £10 for ofrecer 10 libras por
2 bad (past)bade (past)bidden (participle:past) (order) mandar
to bid sb to do sth mandar a algn hacer algo
3 bad (past)bade (past)bidden (participle:past)
to bid sb good morning dar los buenos días a algn
intransitive verb
bid (past)
1 (at auction etc)
to bid (for) pujar (por); hacer una oferta (por); to bid against sb pujar contra algn
2 (try)
to bid for power/fame intentar alcanzar el poder/la fama
She is now bidding for fame in her own right at Cannes, promoting her new film Singapore Airlines is rumoured to be bidding for a management contract to run both airports
to bid to do sth intentar hacer algo
...the four sites bidding to stage the Winter Games of 2002 I don't think she is bidding to be Prime Minister again
3 (Cards) marcar; declarar
4
to bid fair to prometer; dar esperanzas de
modifier
bid price (n) precio (m) de oferta
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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