Definition of 'bide'
Example sentences containing 'bide'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They have learnt to bide their time in the service of higher goals. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She has sensibly decided to bide her time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lansdowne is also biding its time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I will bide my time and get him back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are prepared, moreover, to bide their time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You just got to bide your time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now he just has to bide his time and show the whole world what he can do. The Sun (2009)He may just have to bide his time and hope nature will take its course. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sheikh wanted to bide his time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has earned the right to bide his time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I just had to bide my time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Playing as the monster, you must bide your time and grow in power until you are ready to take down the hunters. The Sun (2015)We would certainly ask for a referendum on PR but we might have to bide our time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)France were happy to simply bide their time and wait for their opportunities, slicing their rivals apart with a death by a thousand cuts. The Sun (2016)Well, well, we must bide our time. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857)I'm just going to have to bide my time and wait for my chance to get back in the team. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So I must bide my time. The Sun (2007)She hasn't backed off since you asked her for dinner, so just bide your time and wait for the moment to follow it up. The Sun (2013)
Trends of 'bide'
Used Occasionally. bide is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of bide from the Collins English Dictionary
Take better control of your finances with these simple steps
Do you find yourself living paycheque to paycheque? Dr Peter Brooks offers his advice to make that money last
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.