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bed down

1. To get into bed and go to sleep. After taking exams all week, I can't wait to bed down tonight.
2. To put someone, typically a baby or child, into bed. Please be quiet, I just bedded down the baby.
3. To provide someone with a bed or the space and materials for sleeping. If it gets late, we can just bed down Tony and Gina in the spare bedroom.
4. To cover or secure something as a means of protection. With this storm coming, we have to be sure to bed down our crops.
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bed down (some place)

To sleep somewhere. Hey, since it's so late, can I bed down in your spare bedroom? I found a hotel with a vacancy, so we can bed down there for the night.
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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

(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 down some place

to sleep somewhere; to find a place to sleep somewhere. I need to bed down somewhere for the night. Can I bed down here with you?
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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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It has been known that Siebe chief executive Mr Allen Yurko will take the same role in the merged group and this is the strongest indication yet that Mr Strachan will give up his executive role to become a non-executive once the merger is bedded down.
The prince bedded down in a sleeping bag next to a group of wheelie bins around Blackfriars bridge in the capital last week.
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GORDON Brown bedded down in forces accommodation in Afghanistan last night as he sought to demonstrate his commitment to British troops serving in the country.
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Mayer said she would work to reopen a pediatric intensive care unit, retain a skilled nursing unit for patients who are not ready to go home yet, and ``get people out of the emergency room that need to be bedded down upstairs.
I had a bed by 7pm and by the time I was bedded down for the night I had had virtually all the necessary tests to detect whether or not I had a clot on my lung.
The opening date had been set for tomorrow, but there was a scarcity of sand over the Christmas period and first trials are now pencilled in for Tuesday, meaning the new circuit should be nicely bedded down in time for the Festival of Racing in advance of the National Meeting at Powerstown.
The pop star sensationally shunned a swanky hotel and bedded down for the night at a supermarket car park.
Five o'clock animals bedded down After that the time was our own Twelve hours gone how time has flown.
Nearly five centuries ago, Cabrillo and his men bedded down on a beach not far from here.