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1auction/ˈɑːkʃən/noun
pluralauctions
1auction
/ˈɑːkʃən/
noun
pluralauctions
Learner's definition of AUCTION  
: a public sale at which things are sold to the people who offer to pay the most
[count]
[noncount]

on the auction block

— see 1block
2auction/ˈɑːkʃən/verb
auctionsauctionedauctioning
2auction
/ˈɑːkʃən/
verb
auctionsauctionedauctioning
Learner's definition of AUCTION  
[+ object]
: to sell (something) at an auction — often + off
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