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
Example sentences from the Web for bide
He plots and schemes and bides his time to strike when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor.
And when trespassed against, he bides his time and strikes back by proxy.
So with my wife to Mile End, and there drank of Bides ale, and so home.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
So she bides Voicing his advent indeterminably far, Rooster her sign, Rooster her conspuent doodle-doo.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
Witlaf, the good old thane, bides in his place yet, and he rejoices ever that he had a hand in bringing Havelok up.Havelok The Dane|Charles Whistler
You think you have hidden it, but it bides its time and comes up later, causing a lot of trouble.The Wolves of God|Algernon Blackwood
In this perplexity he espied some one coming towards him, whom he stopped with this query: "D'ye ken whaur John Clerk bides?"Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe