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"The two freshmen are bidding for places in the varsity swim team."
What does 'bid for places' mean? Do they want to become members
of the team?

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yes, they are trying to become team members.
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Hi nona,

May I know whether 'bidding for places' have other meanings besides trying to become team members in this case? If there are, can name some?

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