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Meaning of bide

bide

Pronunciation: (bīd), [key]
— v., bid•ed bode bid&syled bid bid&syling.
—v.t.
  1. to endure; bear.
  2. to encounter.
—v.i.
  1. to dwell; abide; wait; remain.
  2. to wait for a favorable opportunity: He wanted to ask for a raise, but bided his time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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