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betide

[bih-tahyd] /bɪˈtaɪd/
verb (used with object), betided, betiding.
1.
to happen to; come to; befall:
Woe betide the villain!
verb (used without object), betided, betiding.
2.
to happen; come to pass:
Whatever betides, maintain your courage.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English betiden. See be-, tide2
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British Dictionary definitions for be tide

betide

/bɪˈtaɪd/
verb
1.
to happen or happen to; befall (often in the phrase woe betide (someone))
Word Origin
C13: see be-, tide²
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Word Origin and History for be tide

betide

v.

"to happen, befall," late 12c., from be- + tiden "to happen" (see tide).

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