gazump

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gazump

(ɡəˈzʌmp)
vb
1. (Commerce) to raise the price of something, esp a house, after agreeing a price verbally with (an intending buyer)
2. (Commerce) (tr) to swindle or overcharge
n
(Commerce) the act or an instance of gazumping
[C20: of uncertain origin]
gaˈzumper n

gazump


Past participle: gazumped
Gerund: gazumping

Imperative
gazump
gazump
Present
I gazump
you gazump
he/she/it gazumps
we gazump
you gazump
they gazump
Preterite
I gazumped
you gazumped
he/she/it gazumped
we gazumped
you gazumped
they gazumped
Present Continuous
I am gazumping
you are gazumping
he/she/it is gazumping
we are gazumping
you are gazumping
they are gazumping
Present Perfect
I have gazumped
you have gazumped
he/she/it has gazumped
we have gazumped
you have gazumped
they have gazumped
Past Continuous
I was gazumping
you were gazumping
he/she/it was gazumping
we were gazumping
you were gazumping
they were gazumping
Past Perfect
I had gazumped
you had gazumped
he/she/it had gazumped
we had gazumped
you had gazumped
they had gazumped
Future
I will gazump
you will gazump
he/she/it will gazump
we will gazump
you will gazump
they will gazump
Future Perfect
I will have gazumped
you will have gazumped
he/she/it will have gazumped
we will have gazumped
you will have gazumped
they will have gazumped
Future Continuous
I will be gazumping
you will be gazumping
he/she/it will be gazumping
we will be gazumping
you will be gazumping
they will be gazumping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gazumping
you have been gazumping
he/she/it has been gazumping
we have been gazumping
you have been gazumping
they have been gazumping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gazumping
you will have been gazumping
he/she/it will have been gazumping
we will have been gazumping
you will have been gazumping
they will have been gazumping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gazumping
you had been gazumping
he/she/it had been gazumping
we had been gazumping
you had been gazumping
they had been gazumping
Conditional
I would gazump
you would gazump
he/she/it would gazump
we would gazump
you would gazump
they would gazump
Past Conditional
I would have gazumped
you would have gazumped
he/she/it would have gazumped
we would have gazumped
you would have gazumped
they would have gazumped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gazump - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
extort, gouge, wring, rack, squeeze - obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.gazump - raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
Translations

gazump

[gəˈzʌmp] (Brit)
A. VT [buyer] → ofrecer un precio más alto que; [seller] rehusar la venta de una propiedad a la persona con quien se había acordado aceptando una oferta más alta
we were gazumpedofrecieron más que nosotros
B. VI [buyer] → ofrecer un precio más alto; [seller] faltar al compromiso de vender una casa aceptando una oferta más alta

gazump

[gəˈzʌmp] vi (British) en immobilier, revenir sur une promesse de vente pour accepter un prix plus élevé
to be gazumped
We've been gazumped → Le propriétaire est revenu sur sa promesse de vente en faveur d'un plus offrant.
References in periodicals archive ?
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In areas which have tested it, levels of abortive sales have fallen 8%, while time taken to reach exchange of contracts - when gazumpers can strike - has been cut by 11 days.
FERNANDES would be a great signing, but a few more performances like he put in against Blackburn, and the serial gazumpers like Newcastle are bound to enter the equation.
Negotiator magazine, a journal for estate agents, says the new 300-page Housing Act is focusing on home information packs (Hips), intended to change the way we buy and sell property from 2007 and ( supposedly ( to beat gazumpers.
CONCERNS that government plans for Home Information Packs to beat gazumpers could bury the market in red tape deepened this week with news that overworked town hall staff could be drawn into property sales.
They also accept that cutting transaction time between acceptance of an offer and exchange of contracts could help deter gazumpers.
He says: "It gives people the chance to exchange contracts as quickly as they like, cutting down on a lot of the time available for gazumpers to make their move.