Aug 7, 2014
Used humorously to warn (someone) that they will be in trouble if they.... Meaning , pronunciation and example sentences, English to English reference content.
intransitive verb. : to happen especially as if by fate. transitive verb. : to happen to
: befall —used chiefly in the phrase
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Definition of '
“What would betide of me ?” "A salve for any sore that may betide ." v. t Betide To
happen to; to befall; to come to ; as,
From Early Modern English, loosely translating into modern-day English to mean
When something betides you, it happens to you. Betide is a literary way of saying
“happen,” like in this quote from Jane Austin's Persuasion, “