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Definition of bide verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bide

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//baɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪd//
 
[intransitive] (old use)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bide
BrE BrE//baɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪd//
 
he / she / it bides
BrE BrE//baɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪdz//
 
past simple bided
BrE BrE//ˈbaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪdɪd//
 
past participle bided
BrE BrE//ˈbaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪdɪd//
 
-ing form biding
BrE BrE//ˈbaɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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  • = abide
  • Word Origin Old English bīdan, of Germanic origin.Idioms to wait for the right time to do something He decided to bide his time until he got an opportunity to talk to her alone.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bide