from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To happen to.
- intransitive v. To take place; befall. See Synonyms at happen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To happen to.
- v. To happen; to take place; to bechance or befall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To come to pass; to happen; to occur.
- transitive v. To happen to; to befall; to come to .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To happen; befall; come to.
- To betoken; signify.
- To come to pass; happen.
- n. Hap; fortune.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become of; happen to
But woe betide anyone who refers to Watercliffe Meadow as a school.
USNclerk says: wow, the trolls have basically left the gay marriage thread be. but woe betide anyone who attacks Rush./snark
They want what's advertised, and they set their sights on that, form concrete expectations, and woe betide anyone or anything that thwarts those expectations.
We will all now be looking out for that sword, woe betide those who stole it from you.
Hotel Stary in Krakow, which will host the England party during Euro 2012 and woe betide the management if the bathrooms specs are not up to scratch.
Newcomers are viewed skeptically until they "prove" their loyalty, and "woe betide anyone who walks into our house wearing that [hated team X] shirt!"
Woe betide Jolie actually be involved with anything interesting sounding and potentially good.
Wow betide you Molly Whoppie, if you e'er return again!
And woe betide anyone who gets in the way of a protective mother and her calf; she'll knock you for six and reverse over you for good measure.
Woe betide you if you got dragged to a green police bus for behaving like a wanker in a public place.