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Definition of bode verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bode
he / she / it bodes
past simple boded
-ing form boding
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bode well/ill (for somebody/something) (formal)
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to be a good/bad sign for someone or something synonym augur These figures do not bode well for the company's future. The look on her face boded ill for anyone who crossed her path that day.
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