1. How do you determine/deduce the apt meaning / definition (de novo) ? Please explain the steps, thought processes; I’d like to try to resolve this myself in the future?
2. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bide+time does contain '2a. To wait; tarry.' But is 'wait' the right choice?
3. What about Definition 2b? 'To stay in time' makes sense?
4. Or definition 1? 'To remain' in time makes sense also?