verb be·tide \bi-ˈtīd, bē-\

Definition of BETIDE

intransitive verb
:  to happen especially as if by fate
transitive verb
:  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>

First Known Use of BETIDE

12th century


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