meaning of betide

betide meaning in General Dictionary

to get to pass to take place that occurs

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  • to occur to to befall to come quickly to as woe betide the wanderer
  • become of; occur to
  • to take place to; to befall; to get to ; as, woe betide theu000du000a wanderer.
  • to come calmly to pass; to take place; to happen.

betide meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to occur, befall," late 12c., from be- + tiden "to take place" (see wave).


betide meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To occur to; to befall; to get to ; since, woe betide the wanderer.

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  • (v. i.) To come to pass; to happen; to take place.