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Meaning of bestead

be•stead

Pronunciation: (bi-sted'), [key]
— -stead•ed, -stead•ed -stead, -stead•ing.
  1. to help; assist; serve; avail.

be•stead

Pronunciation: (bi-sted'), [key]
— adj.
  1. placed or situated, often unfavorably or in difficulty.
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