Etymology
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betide (v.)

late 12c., "to happen, come to pass," from be- + tiden "to happen" (see tide (v.)). Transitive sense "happen to (someone)" is from early 13c. Surviving, if at all, in the expression woe betide! (late 14c.).

updated on May 22, 2017

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Definitions of betide from WordNet

betide (v.)
become of; happen to;
Synonyms: befall / bechance
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