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betide

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verb be·tide \bi-ˈtīd, bē-\

Definition of betide

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to happen especially as if by fate

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to happen to :  befall —used chiefly in the phrase woe betide <woe betide our enemies>



Examples of betide

  1. <we will be happy in our new home, whatever may betide>



12th Century

First Known Use of betide

12th century



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