Pronunciation: (bīd), [key]
—v., bid•ed or bode; bid•ed or (Archaic) bid; bid•ing.
1. Archaic.to endure; bear.
2. Obs.to encounter.
1. to dwell; abide; wait; remain.
2. bide one's time, to wait for a favorable opportunity: He wanted to ask for a raise, but bided his time.
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