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bode

verb [I or T] uk   /bəʊd/ us    /boʊd/ formal
to be a sign of something that will happen in the future, usually something very good or bad: These recently published figures bode ill/do not bode well for the company's future. The hurricane bodes disaster for those areas in its path.
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