gazump

Definitions:

  • To <xref>swindle</xref>; to <xref>extort</xref>.
  • To <xref>raise</xref> the <xref>selling</xref> <xref>price</xref> of something (especially <xref>property</xref>) after previously <xref>agreeing</xref> to a lower one.
  • To <xref>buy</xref> a property by <xref>bidding</xref> more than the price of an existing, accepted <xref>offer</xref>.
  • To <xref>trump</xref> or <xref>preempt</xref>; to <xref>reap</xref> the <xref>benefit</xref> <xref>underhandedly</xref> from a situation that someone else has worked to create.
  • An <xref>automobile</xref>.
  • raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price
  • rip off; ask an unreasonable price
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