bed down

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bed down

1 : to lie down somewhere for sleep
  • There were so many people that some of us had to bed down in the living room.
2 : to provide (a person or animal) with a place to sleep
  • They bedded us down in the living room.
  • When the animals had been fed and bedded down, we went inside to eat dinner.

Word by Word Definitions

bed play
  1. : a piece of furniture on or in which to lie and sleep

  2. : a place of sex relations

  3. : marital relationship

  1. : to find or make sleeping accommodations

  2. : to go to bed

  3. : to form a layer

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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