betide


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Related to betide: woe betide

be·tide

 (bĭ-tīd′)
v. be·tid·ed, be·tid·ing, be·tides
v.tr.
To happen to. Used chiefly in the phrase woe betide. See Synonyms at happen.
v.intr.
To take place; befall.

[Middle English bitiden : bi-, be- + tiden, to happen (from Old English tīdan; see tide2).]

betide

(bɪˈtaɪd)
vb
to happen or happen to; befall (often in the phrase woe betide (someone))
[C13: see be-, tide2]

be•tide

(bɪˈtaɪd)

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]

betide


Past participle: betided
Gerund: betiding

Imperative
betide
betide
Present
I betide
you betide
he/she/it betides
we betide
you betide
they betide
Preterite
I betided
you betided
he/she/it betided
we betided
you betided
they betided
Present Continuous
I am betiding
you are betiding
he/she/it is betiding
we are betiding
you are betiding
they are betiding
Present Perfect
I have betided
you have betided
he/she/it has betided
we have betided
you have betided
they have betided
Past Continuous
I was betiding
you were betiding
he/she/it was betiding
we were betiding
you were betiding
they were betiding
Past Perfect
I had betided
you had betided
he/she/it had betided
we had betided
you had betided
they had betided
Future
I will betide
you will betide
he/she/it will betide
we will betide
you will betide
they will betide
Future Perfect
I will have betided
you will have betided
he/she/it will have betided
we will have betided
you will have betided
they will have betided
Future Continuous
I will be betiding
you will be betiding
he/she/it will be betiding
we will be betiding
you will be betiding
they will be betiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been betiding
you have been betiding
he/she/it has been betiding
we have been betiding
you have been betiding
they have been betiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been betiding
you will have been betiding
he/she/it will have been betiding
we will have been betiding
you will have been betiding
they will have been betiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been betiding
you had been betiding
he/she/it had been betiding
we had been betiding
you had been betiding
they had been betiding
Conditional
I would betide
you would betide
he/she/it would betide
we would betide
you would betide
they would betide
Past Conditional
I would have betided
you would have betided
he/she/it would have betided
we would have betided
you would have betided
they would have betided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.betide - become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

betide

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.

betide

verb
1. To happen to one:
Translations

betide

[bɪˈtaɪd] (liter)
A. VTacontecer
see also woe
B. VIacontecer

betide

[bɪˈtaɪd] vt
woe betide → malheur à

betide

vigeschehen; whatever (may) betidewas immer auch geschehen mag (geh)
vtgeschehen (+dat) ? woe
References in classic literature ?
Then the rose mother leaned the weary little head On her bosom to rest, and tenderly she said: "Thon hast learned, my little bud, that, whatever may betide, Thou canst win thyself no joy by passion or by pride.
tales of land and sea And whatsoever might betide The great forgotten world outside.
But Dantes cannot remain forever in prison, and one day or other he will leave it, and the day when he comes out, woe betide him who was the cause of his incarceration
I determined, therefore, to make the best of a bad bargain, and to bear up manfully against whatever might betide.
Tarzan will go again to Opar before the next rains and if harm has befallen La, woe betide Cadj, the High Priest.
Ere this wedding be wrought, woe betide thee," he cried.
l,'' said Prince John to his attendants, but not in direct reply, ``I will see how he can draw his own; and woe betide him unless his skill should prove some apology for his insolence
If your worship knew that," returned Sancho- "woe betide me and all my kindred
There are no longer divided counsels among the gods; Juno has brought them to her own mind, and woe betides the Trojans.
There are no longer divided counsels among the gods; Juno has brought them over to her own mind, and woe betides the Trojans at the hands of Jove.
There must be no halting; every one must be at his or her post; and woe betides them who hear not this morning summons to the field; for if they are not awakened by the sense of hearing, they are by the sense of feeling: no age nor sex finds any favor.
Whatever betides, whatever new ties you may form, whatever changes may come between us, I shall always look to you, and love you, as I do now, and have always done.