Definition of bed verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bed

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bed//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bed//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bed
    BrE BrE//bed//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bed//
     
    he / she / it beds
    BrE BrE//bedz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bedz//
     
    past simple bedded
    BrE BrE//ˈbedɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbedɪd//
     
    past participle bedded
    BrE BrE//ˈbedɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbedɪd//
     
    -ing form bedding
    BrE BrE//ˈbedɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbedɪŋ//
     
     
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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 somebody He’s been trying to bed her for weeks.
  3. Word Origin Old English bed, bedd (noun), beddian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bed and German Bett. Phrasal Verbsbed down
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