bed down

If you bed down somewhere, you sleep there for the night, instead of in a bed.

[V P prep/adv] On those nights when they could find no monastery or inn to take them in, they bedded down in the fields.


English dictionary. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bed down — verb go to bed (Freq. 1) We bedded down at midnight • Syn: ↑bunk down • Hypernyms: ↑go to bed, ↑turn in, ↑bed, ↑crawl in, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed down — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms bed down : present tense I/you/we/they bed down he/she/it beds down present participle bedding down past tense bedded down past participle bedded down to lie down, or to put someone else into a… …   English dictionary

  • bed down — verb a) To lie down to sleep for the night, usually of livestock or machinery. The herd will tend to stay where the calves bed down. b) To put an animal to rest for the night. Through the woods, and frosted moors …   Wiktionary

  • bed down — lie down and sleep, find a place to sleep    After grazing in the valley, the deer will bed down on the hill …   English idioms

  • bed down — v. go to bed (e.g., I bedded down after midnight ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bed down — settle down for the night in an improvised place. → bed …   English new terms dictionary

  • bed down. — See go to bed. → bed …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed down — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To provide with accommodations] Syn. put up, house, accommodate; see accommodate 3 , quarter 2 . 2. [To go to bed] Syn. turn in, retire, hit the hay*; see lie 4 , rest 1 , sleep …   English dictionary for students

  • bed down —  Go to bed …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bed down phrasal — verb 1 (transitive bed someone/something down) to make a person or animal comfortable for the night 2 (I) to make yourself comfortable for the night: Can I bed down on your sofa? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.