auction off

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auction off (third-person singular simple present auctions off, present participle auctioning off, simple past and past participle auctioned off)

  1. To sell something at an auction.
    I took your advice and auctioned off that old painting. You'll never believe I got over 2,000 pounds for it!

Usage notes[edit]

  • This phrasal verb is separable i.e. the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.