- 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.
- 2bed somebody (old-fashioned) to have sex with somebody He’s been trying to bed her for weeks. Word Origin Old English bed, bedd (noun), beddian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bed and German Bett. Phrasal Verbsbed down
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//