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English definition of “abide”

abide

verb uk   /əˈbaɪd/ us  
can't abide sb/sth If you can't abide someone or something, you dislike them very much: I can't abide her. He couldn't abide laziness.

abide verb (LIVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] old use to live or stay somewhere: He abided in the wilderness for forty days.
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(Definition of abide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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