wet the bed

idiom

: to urinate while sleeping in bed

Examples of wet the bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most kids who wet the bed at night outgrow it as their brains and bodies continue to develop. Jennifer Ahn, The Conversation, 18 Sep. 2023 About 15% of kids between ages 5 and 7 wet the bed sometimes. Jennifer Ahn, The Conversation, 18 Sep. 2023 Primary describes people like Ben, who’ve wet the bed consistently—anywhere between every night and twice a year—since childhood. Haley Weiss, Time, 24 July 2023 Esther, in therapy for depression and anxiety, started to wet the bed. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2023 Yes, there are the mythical children who miraculously potty-train perfectly in 48 hours flat, who never once wet the bed or poop in their pants. Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2022 Later that night at his girlfriend's home, when the child woke up crying and wet the bed, Fairchild began to beat the boy and later burned both sides of the child's body by pressing him against a furnace. David Dishman, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2022 Fairchild, an ex-Marine, was convicted of killing Adam Broomhall after the child wet the bed. Sean Murphy, ajc, 18 Nov. 2022 Kids may have nightmares, wet the bed or express fear about leaving the house, for example. Dallas News, 25 May 2022

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“Wet the bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20the%20bed. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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