Definition of "gazump" [gazump]

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

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Use "gazump" in a sentence
  • ""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."
  • "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."