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Related to betide: woe betide
v. be·tid·ed, be·tid·ing, be·tides
To happen to. Used chiefly in the phrase woe betide. See Synonyms at happen.
To take place; befall.
[Middle English bitiden : bi-, be- + tiden, to happen (from Old English tīdan; see tide2).]
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to happen or happen to; befall (often in the phrase woe betide (someone))
[C13: see be-, tide2]
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v. -tid•ed, -tid•ing. v.t.
1. to happen to; befall: Woe betide the villain!v.i.
2. to happen.
[1125–75; Middle English]
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Past participle: betided
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|Verb||1.||betide - become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"|
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verb happen, chance, occur, take place, overtake, ensue, crop up (informal), transpire (informal), befall, come to pass, supervene, bechance Woe betide anyone who got in his way.
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woe betide → malheur à
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