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Verb: bode  bowd
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs bode bad news";
    - portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken

Sounds like: bowed

Derived forms: bodes, boded, boding

Type of: bespeak, betoken [archaic], indicate, point, signal

Encyclopedia: Bode, Jörg