aˈbide by sth


aˈbide by sth
phrasal verb
to follow a rule, decision, or instruction

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  • bide your time — phrase to wait in a patient way for an opportunity to do something She bided her time patiently, until the opportunity came to get her revenge. Thesaurus: to delay action, wait or hesitatesynonym Main entry: bide * * * bide your time : to wait… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abide by something — aˈbide by sth derived (formal) to accept and act according to a law, an agreement, etc • You ll have to abide by the rules of the club. • We will abide by their decision. Main entry: ↑abide …   Useful english dictionary

  • time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time — 1 /taIm/ noun TIME 1 (U) something that is measured in minutes, hours, years etc using clocks: a machine that can travel through time | The basic unit of time, the second, was redefined in 1967. | time passes/goes by: time goes by so quickly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • time — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 what is measured in minutes, hours, days, etc. TIME + VERB ▪ elapse, go by, pass ▪ As time went by we saw less and less of each other. ▪ The changing seasons mark the passing of time …   Collocations dictionary

  • abide — a|bide [əˈbaıd] v [: Old English; Origin: abidan, from bidan; BIDE] 1.) sb can t abide sb/sth used to say that someone dislikes something or someone very much ▪ I can t abide that man he s so self satisfied. 2.) past tense abode [əˈbəud US… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bode — [bəud US boud] v [Sense: 2; Origin: Old English bodian] 1.) the past tense of ↑bide 2.) bode well/ill (for sb/sth) to be a good or bad sign for the future ▪ The opinion polls do not bode well for the Democrats …   Dictionary of contemporary English