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Meaning of "woe betide someone" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES WOE BETIDE SOMEONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of woe betide someone in the English dictionary

The definition of woe betide someone in the dictionary is misfortune will befall someone.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WOE BETIDE SOMEONE

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wobbliness
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Woburn Abbey
Wodan
Wodehouse
Wodehousian
Woden
wodge
woe
woebegone
woebegoneness
woeful
woefully
woefulness
woeness
woes
woesome
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WORDS THAT END LIKE WOE BETIDE SOMEONE

come back to someone
dance attendance on someone
do a number on someone
get no change out of someone
get the measure of someone
give it up for someone
give place to someone
hand it to someone
have the drop on someone
I wouldn´t doubt someone
knock the stuffing out of someone
leone
make love to someone
not put it past someone
pass the time of day with someone
put the bite on someone
someone
stand to someone
the price of someone
turn the tables on someone
wipe the floor with someone

Synonyms and antonyms of woe betide someone in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «woe betide someone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WOE BETIDE SOMEONE

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The translations of woe betide someone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «woe betide someone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

这逝去的人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

¡ay alguien
570 millions of speakers

English

woe betide someone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शोक betide किसी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الويل شخص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горе тому, кто
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ai de alguém
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেউ বিচলিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

malheur à quelqu´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesengsaraan seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wehe jemand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

災いの降り懸かる誰か
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비애 betide 누군가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Woe betide wong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khốn betide người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யாருக்கு இடறல்?
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुःख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Üzgünüm birini
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

guai a qualcuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biada ktoś
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

горе тому , хто
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vai cineva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλλοίμονο κάποιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wee iemand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ve någon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ve noen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of woe betide someone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WOE BETIDE SOMEONE»

The term «woe betide someone» is used very little and occupies the 173.365 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WOE BETIDE SOMEONE»

Discover the use of woe betide someone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to woe betide someone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus
2 financial woes trouble, difficulty, problem, trial, tribulation, misfortune, 2 (woes) troubles. synonyms 1 misery, sorrow, distress, sadness, setback, reverse. Antonyms joy. E] woe betide someone a person will be in trouble if they do a particular ...
Oxford University Press, 2010
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Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus
ANTONYMS joy. ci woe betide someone a person will be in trouble if they do a particular thing. woe-be-gone /'wc'>bi,g6n, -,gan/ > adj. looking sad or miserable. woe-ful /'wofa1/ > adj. 1 very sad. 2 very bad. [SYNONYA/is 1 sad, unhappy, ...
Oxford University Press, 2010
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Pocket Oxford English Dictionary
2 (woes) troubles or problems. woe betide someone a person will be in trouble if they do a specified thing. woebegone /woh-bi-gon/ adj. looking sad or miserable. – origin from woe + former begone 'surrounded'. woeful adj. 1 very sad or ...
Maurice Waite, 2013
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Broken Mirror
Sure she could be nice, if she liked you but woe betide someone got on the wrong side of her. Missy was a force best not to be reckoned with. “Um, Missy, can I talk to you for a minute?” “Yeah sure, but make it quick. Nickolai was just about to ...
Melissa Kelly Crisp, 2009
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The Power to Decide
Woe betide someone if he arrives at a time when the person who gave the appointment is busy. That is already enough excuse not to do anything. The signature that could have been appended so that everything would be finished within a ...
Michael Imediedu Edem, 1995
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The Unique Necklace
... learning expires, this is how it expires." The bias of the ignorant against the learned The Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said, "Woe betide someone who knows a matter, when he comes in contact with someone who does ...
Ibn 'Abd Rabbih, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAbd Rabbih, 2009
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Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the ...
... to believe in, whose judgment and probity he had reason to trust. Speak- ing to big groups was at best a way to get people to begin to know him, as a preface to the face-to-face encounter.Woe betide someone sitting next to Leonard Read ...
Brian Doherty, 2009
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Tales of the Morar Highlands
It is also helpful to compare other sightings with 'Woe betide someone on the night when the Mhorag detaches herself on the surface in three distinct portions - one portion representing death, another a coffin, and the third a grave.' But it is ...
Alasdair Roberts, 2006
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Kaiser Wilhelm II
Woe betide someone, if the tidings are not worth such powder and shot as this ! Three hours ago — the Emperor reads — the Archduke and his wife had been assassinated at Serajevo. " Now I've got to begin all over again! " Those were his  ...
Emil Ludwig, 1926
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Knock Ten: A Novel of Mining Life
... and calling nonsense. "Of course it takes a lot to knock the laugh out of an Aussie anyhow, Dan," Bluey commented on that. "You're right," Big Dan replied. " But woe betide someone or something if ever our workingmen's chiaking does stop ...
Kay Brown, 1976

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WOE BETIDE SOMEONE»

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If only flatpacks came with guidance on maintaining domestic harmony
Woe betide someone who likes their books arranged in alphabetical order married to someone who does not care if J K Rowling comes between Stephen ... «Daily Mail, May 15»

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