gazump

IPA: gˈæzump

noun

  • (Britain, Australia, real estate) The act of gazumping.
  • (US, slang, dated) An automobile.
  • A politician who takes bribes.

verb

  • (Britain) To swindle; to extort.
  • (Britain, Australia, real estate) To raise the selling price of something (especially property) after previously agreeing to a lower one.
  • (Britain, Australia, real estate) To buy a property by bidding more than the price of an existing, accepted offer.
  • (Britain, Australia) To trump or preempt; to reap the benefit underhandedly from a situation that someone else has worked to create.

Examples of "gazump" in Sentences

  • It is the seller Alice who has made the decision to gazump Bob.
  • Park underwent a medical at Lille before Arsenal moved to gazump the French champions on Saturday.
  • State schools are trying to "gazump" each other as they fight to attract the best pupils, research suggests today.
  • Jones was already mulling over offers from Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur by the time United moved in and triggered the £16m release clause to gazump everyone.
  • "He was a wonderful old boy who called me a couple of weeks later to tell me that a woman had tried to 'gazump' me," he says, pronouncing the word with a horrified Colonel Mustard accent.
  • But the fire in Manchester City's pocket rages on nonetheless, and in a demented fluster they will convince Benfica to take £35m for moderate midfielder Ramires and then gazump Chelsea by offering £25m for the £15m-rated Santos striker Neymar.
  • United are also pondering a £12m move for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, with their vastly wealthier rivals Manchester City and Chelsea likely to gazump any effort Alex Ferguson makes to secure the signature of the 26-year-old German international.
  • The Sun Bombs, executions, poverty... welcome to Anzhi FC, Mr Eto'o - 2 hrs ago United gazump Chelsea's swap for 'outstanding' winger - reports - 16 hrs ago TalkSport Man United after Juventus ace - 17 hrs ago The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

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