Translation of bidding in Spanish:

bidding

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪdɪŋ/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 1.1 (at auction) who'll open the bidding at $1,000? ¿quién ofrece 1.000 dólares para empezar? the bidding stands at $950 tengo or me ofrecen 950 dólares bidding was brisk la puja estuvo muy animada, el remate tuvo un ritmo muy ágil (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • Mick offered his services as a dance partner and was a big attraction with the ladies, fetching the highest price of €200 in the bidding.
    • Now, if their idea is to only have production companies in the bidding to ensure that the company stays in the business of production, then have criteria that are reasonable.
    • Also in the bidding were 3i, but he preferred Bridgepoint's more hands-on philosophy.
    1.2 (in bridge) declaración (feminine)
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    • It is best for 5 or 4 players, and features a novel and ingenious method of bidding to choose the trumps and partnerships.
    • Once bidding is terminated, all players reveal their two face-down cards.
    • The bidding begins with the player to dealer's left and continues clockwise.
  • 2 (wish) they had servants to do their bidding tenían criados para lo que se les antojara
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    • A wealth of ideas issued from his lips, jest and wit and good humour were at his bidding, and his instructional lecture was also the most fascinating entertainment.
    • There was no sense of straining to recapture lost magic: it simply appeared, as if at his bidding.
    • At her bidding, yesterday's service at Westminster Abbey was set around Faure's Requiem.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.