betideverb [ I or T ]uk /bɪˈtaɪd/ us /bɪˈtaɪd/ literary
› to happen (to someone)
Examples from literature
- Good betide thee, O King!
- Happy the man that hath turned towards them, and woe betide him that hath turned aside.
- His parting injunction to them had been, that whatever might betide, 'they should keep together'.
- If she ventures to have a heart or a will of her own, woe betide her!
- They would all have had to ride home that night, and who could say what might betide them.