V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to wait calmly or plan for a good opportunity to do something

Synonyms: stay, wait, linger, plan

Antonyms: act

Tips: Bide is a great word to describe waiting and planning for the right opportunity to do something. You will often see bide accompanied with time, as in "bide your time." This means "plan, and carefully wait for the best time to do something." Bide is a powerful word to use in strategic discussions.

Usage Examples:

I am biding my time to determine the best opportunity to ask her out. (planning, waiting)

Our sales manager suggested we bide our time and wait for the best opportunity to call on leading prospects. (wait, plan)

We are carefully planning and biding for the best environment to launch our new product. (waiting)

She is working for the company as a consultant and biding her time until a permanent position is open. (waiting, planning)

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