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betide

[ bih-tahyd ]
/ b瑟藞ta瑟d /
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verb (used with object), be路tid路ed, be路tid路ing.
to happen to; come to; befall: Woe betide the villain!
verb (used without object), be路tid路ed, be路tid路ing.
to happen; come to pass: Whatever betides, maintain your courage.
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Origin of betide

First recorded in 1125鈥75, betide is from the Middle English word betiden.See be-, tide2
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British Dictionary definitions for betide

betide
/ (b瑟藞ta瑟d) /

verb
to happen or happen to; befall (often in the phrase woe betide (someone))

Word Origin for betide

C13: see be-, tide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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