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Definition of bed verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bed
    he / she / it beds
    past simple bedded
    -ing form bedding
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  1. 1bed something (in something) to fix something firmly in something The bricks were bedded in sand to improve drainage. Make sure that you bed the roots firmly in the soil.
  2. 2bed somebody (old-fashioned) to have sex with someone He's been trying to bed her for weeks.
  3. Phrasal Verbsbed down
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bed