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    #1

    bid

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    She made a bid for sympathy.

    She made a bid for the nomination.

    He made a bid to regain his former influence.

    bid = attempt

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 17-Aug-2011 at 13:29.

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    Re: bid

    to make a bid for something = to make an attempt to get something

    bid
    2: an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for
    power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"

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