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 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 The assault went on several minutes until campus security entered the room for a bed check during the attack. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Florida family says lax supervision led to assault at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy. Now they're suing.," 16 July 2019 During road games when the team stayed at a hotel and had a curfew, assistant coaches who performed bed checks reported on multiple occasions finding Winslow watching pornography. Robert Klemko,, "You Never Knew Kellen Winslow Jr.," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of bed check

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Bed check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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