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v. bid·ed or bode (bōd), bid·ed, bid·ing, bides
1. To remain in a condition or state.
a. To wait; tarry.
b. To stay: bide at home.
c. To be left; remain.
past tense bided To await; wait for.
bide (one's) time
To wait for further developments.

[Middle English biden, from Old English bīdan; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]
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No one could look at her and doubt that she had potentialities of attraction latent within her somewhere, but that side of her nature was happily biding its time.
The minister said that biding for the project was invited in Number 2017, and about 25 companies had showed interest in the project.
According to media reports, auction of PM House modern and luxurious vehicles was started at 11 am in the morning on September 17, Monday at which biding for sale of Toyota Corolla Altis Model 2010 was started from Rs 1 Lac and Faizan Malik resident of Sialkot purchased this vehicle on the basis of his highest bid of Rs 11, 20, 000.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has turned down the petition filed by Power China Construction Company seeking stay order against the biding process for awarding contract for construction of Dasu dam.
I'M STILL biding my time on Liverpool - as delighted as I am with that win yesterday.
"But there's still an element of biding your time as well, because you realise just how good a job Gordon and Brian have done for a decade and more.
A Band Called Quinn Biding Time (Remix) IF the music industry was fair, Louise Quinn would be as big a star as Annie Lennox or Shirley Manson - her back catalogue has some of the best songs Scotland has produced.
We separated locations into two 12-h periods to compare diurnal (0600-1800) and nocturnal (1800-0600) periods and placed them into three movement categories: resident, transient, and biding areas.