betide

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈtaɪd/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bi tīd)

Inflections of 'betide' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
betides
v 3rd person singular
betiding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
betided
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
betided
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
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

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
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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