Be*tide" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betided (#), Obs. Betid (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Betiding.] [OE. bitiden; pref. bi-, be- + tiden, fr. AS. tidan, to happen, fr. tid time. See Tide.]

To happen to; to befall; to come to ; as, woe betide the wanderer.

What will betide the few ? Milton.


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Be*tide", v. i.

To come to pass; to happen; to occur.

A salve for any sore that may betide. Shak.

⇒ Shakespeare has used it with of. "What would betide of me ?"


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