Definition of abide verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    abide

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈbaɪd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abide
     
    he / she / it abides
     
    past simple abided
     
    -ing form abiding
     
     
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  1. 1In sense 2 abode is also used for the past tense and past participle. [transitive] can't/couldn't abide someone or something to dislike someone or something so much that you hate having to be with or deal with them synonym bear, stand I can't abide people with no sense of humor. He couldn't abide the thought of being cooped up in an office.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (old use or formal) to stay or live in a place May joy and peace abide in us all.
  3. Phrasal Verbsabide by something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: abide

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