bed check


Definition of bed check

: a night inspection to check the presence of persons (such as soldiers) required by regulations to be in bed or in quarters

Examples of bed check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Detroit Free Press, Kearse left the team hotel without permission and was late for bed check before the Lions’ loss Saturday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens sign former starting Lions safety Jayron Kearse to practice squad," 31 Dec. 2020 On those road trips, coach Don Shula had bed check at 11 p.m. on nights before games and always a second one at midnight or 1 a.m. for the room shared by Orr and Matte. Glenn Graham,, "Colts wide receiver Jimmy Orr, Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowl selection, dies at 85," 29 Oct. 2020 Civitillo, who was in the hospital’s transitional living program, was supposed to be on two-hour bed checks in February 2018. Dave Altimari,, "Lawsuit filed against celebrity rehab hospital in New Canaan alleges investment banker died from overdose after writing his own obituary on iPad," 8 Nov. 2019 Daniel Miner, 43, was reported missing after a Saturday night bed check at the facility in Childersburg, southeast of Birmingham, the state's correction department said in a release. Melissa Alonso And Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "Convicted murderer escapes from Alabama work release center," 23 Feb. 2020 Hospital records alleged that bed checks on Feb. 17 were done at 1 a.m., 3 a.m., 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. The staff notes indicted that he had been checked each time and was sleeping and had no issues. Josh Kovner,, "State reopens probe into suicide at celebrity rehab hospital following Courant investigation," 25 Nov. 2019 At first bed check, per officers, the patient was found in cardiac arrest and EMS was called. Josh Kovner,, "Death of inmate pepper sprayed, restrained at New Haven jail ruled a homicide," 24 Oct. 2019 But the lawsuit alleges a bed check wasn’t done at 7 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 17 even though medical records later said that it was done. Dave Altimari,, "Lawsuit filed against celebrity rehab hospital in New Canaan alleges investment banker died from overdose after writing his own obituary on iPad," 8 Nov. 2019 This light, seemingly simple-looking bed checks all the boxes on what makes cats happy: Its plush doughnut shape allows your cat to fully sink into it and curl up. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "Is This the Best Cat Bed Ever?," 24 July 2019

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Bed check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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