take to one's bed

Definition of take to one's bed

  1. :  to confine oneself to one's bed for a long time He became ill and took to his bed.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

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

    :  a place of sex relations

    :  marital relationship

  1. :  to form a layer

    :  to lie flat or flush

    :  to put, take, or send to bed


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