auction something off

auction something off
ˌauction sthˈoff derived
to sell sth at an ↑auction, especially sth that is no longer needed or wanted

The Army is auctioning off a lot of surplus equipment.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • auction off — verb sell at an auction • Syn: ↑auction, ↑auctioneer • Derivationally related forms: ↑auctioneer (for: ↑auctioneer), ↑auction (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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