To go bet, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Be"ta*ine) n. [From beta, generic name of the beet.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous base, C5H11NO2, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet-root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystalline substance; — called also lycine and oxyneurine. It has a sweetish taste.

(Be*take") v. t. [imp. Betook ; p. p. Betaken ; p. pr. & vb. n. Betaking.] [Pref. be- + take.]

1. To take or seize. [Obs.] Spenser.

2. To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; — with a reflexive pronoun.

They betook themselves to treaty and submission.

The rest, in imitation, to like arms
Betook them.

Whither shall I betake me, where subsist?

3. To commend or intrust to; to commit to. [Obs.]

(Be*taught") a. [p. p. of OE. bitechen, AS. betcan, to assign, deliver. See Teach.] Delivered; committed in trust. [Obs.]

(Bete) v. t. To better; to mend. See Beete. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Be*tee"la) n. [Pg. beatilha.] An East India muslin, formerly used for cravats, veils, etc. [Obs.]

Bestrode to Better

(Be*strode") imp. & p. p. of Bestride.

(Be*strown") p. p. of Bestrew.

(Be*stuck") imp. & p. p. Bestick.

(Be*stud") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bestudded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestudding.] To set or adorn, as with studs or bosses; to set thickly; to stud; as, to bestud with stars. Milton.

(Be*swike"), v. t. [AS. beswican; be- + swican to deceive, entice; akin to OS. swikan, OHG. swihhan, Icel. svikja.] To lure; to cheat. [Obs.] Gower.

(Bet) n. [Prob. from OE. abet abetting, OF. abet, fr. abeter to excite, incite. See Abet.] That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager. "Having made his bets." Goldsmith.

(Bet), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bet, Betted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Betting.] To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.

John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.

I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.
O. W. Holmes.

(Bet), imp. & p. p. of Beat. [Obs.]

(Bet), a. & adv. An early form of Better. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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