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bed down

(for something) to lie down to sleep for a period of time. After she had bedded down for the night, the telephone rang. All the chickens bedded down hours ago.
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bed (someone or something) down (some place)

to put someone or something into a bed or on bedding some place. We bedded the kids down on mattresses on the floor. We bedded down the horses for the night.
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bed down

v.
1. To lie down to sleep: I'm about to bed down for the night.
2. To furnish someone with a bed or sleeping quarters: We bedded down our guests in the den. The army bedded down the troops in a temporary shelter.
3. To put someone or something securely to bed: The parents bed down their children every night by reading them a story. We bedded the baby down early tonight.
4. To secure or protect something, especially by covering or enclosing it: To keep the roots of the plants healthy, bed them down in the winter with an inch of soil. We bedded down our equipment under some leaves while we explored the surrounding woods.
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BED DOWN AT: The five-star NH Barbizon Palace, luxury in the heart of the city.
BED DOWN AT: The three-star Appart'City Caen, a mile north of the market.
BED DOWN AT: The four-star Hotel Prinsenhof, smack in the middle of the old town centre.
BED DOWN AT: The three-star Mercure Front de Mer, five minutes' walk from the centre.
BED DOWN AT: The threestar Best Western Flanders Lodge, close to the centre.
Cfr Bto CO V BED DOWN AT: The three-star Hotel le Marly in the town centre.
BED DOWN AT: The three-star Postillion Hotel Dordrecht, close to the market.
Officials at the resort, east of Malaga, claimed young people needed to bed down on the beach to "release their sexual desires".
I have to tell you I won't be the first one to bed down on `Homicide' this coming season.
Those taking part will be asked to bed down for the night in the lab and have their sleep patterns monitored.
One of the girls, 17-year-old Segolene Alvarez collapsed with hypothermia and fatigue and two mountain rescuers had to bed down next to her to give her body warmth.
Bed down early to get the rest you'll need for the 3,850-foot ascent of Whitney at morning's light.
Probably by now, he is getting ready to bed down for the night.
When you're on the road and it comes time to bed down for the night, a hotel or motel room very often will do.
Now, they can bed down with the critters, which will be a lot friendlier this time around.