Definition of force the bidding in English:

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force the bidding

(At an auction) make bids to raise the price rapidly.
Example sentences
  • But in this story of a ravenous New York art dealer trying to force the bidding for a rare Jackson Pollock up to $20m, he makes some telling points.
  • Its edge of a knife stuff as the auction reaches its climax with buyers forcing the bidding higher and higher.
  • Our reports of a recurring scam - bidding on your own Bartercard auctions in order to force the bidding up to your reserve price - have been investigated.
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