auction off

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

to auction off (phrasal verb)

  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 notesEdit

  • 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.
Last modified on 2 January 2012, at 15:22