verb (used with object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.
verb (used without object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.
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Idioms for bide
Origin of bide
OTHER WORDS FROM bidebider, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for bide
While Democrats bide their time, Republicans are already spending time and building operations in the Hawkeye State.Too Soon! Republican Presidential Hopefuls Already Swarming Iowa|Ben Jacobs|July 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rather, one would think now would be an ideal moment for a grateful ally to ramp it down and bide their time.
Bide your time with some of the most impressive public displays of Les Miserables love.
If a culture has to be grown, then you have to bide your time while cell division takes its course.
The bloodthirsty Young Turks of Bohane bide their time, waiting in the shadows to shank and supplant their revelry-addled elders.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’|Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That's going to make things lots easier for my scheme, 'but I'll 'bide a wee' before I spring it on the Pater.
He was perfectly contented to bide his time, remembering that adage: "All things come to him who waits."
I am not sure that she thinks of me otherwise than as a grown-up brotherbut I will bide my time.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Let him tak a spring on his ain fiddle, says a proverb that illustrates the coolness with which Donald will bide his time.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
But he could hardly have kept it up, lest the wind should change and it should bide with him, as the old women say.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler