WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
be•tide  (bi tīd),USA pronunciation v.,  -tid•ed, -tid•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to happen to;
    come to;
    befall:Woe betide the villain!

v.i. 
  1. to happen;
    come to pass:Whatever betides, maintain your courage.
  • Middle English betiden. See be-, tide2 1125–75


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betide /bɪˈtaɪd/ vb
  1. to happen or happen to; befall (often in the phrase woe betide (someone))
Etymology: 13th Century: see be-, tide²



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