bed

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'BEd': /ˌbiːˈɛd/; 'bed': /ˈbɛd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɛd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bed)


Inflections of 'bed' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
beds
v 3rd person singular
bedding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bedded
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bedded
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bed

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [bunk, lofted, feather, four-poster, water, sofa] bed
  2. a [hotel, guest, soft, firm] bed
  3. a [single, double, king-sized] bed
  4. twin beds
  5. (lying) in a hospital bed
  6. [get, jump] into bed
  7. am still in bed (right now)
  8. [go to, get out of] bed at [11:00]
  9. go to bed [late, early]
  10. was in bed until [noon]
  11. need to [make, change] the bed
  12. is [lying, sleeping, watching TV] in bed
  13. what are you still doing in bed?!
  14. are you coming to bed?
  15. get out of bed!
  16. getting ready [to go to, for] bed
  17. have an extra bed (for you)
  18. still wets the bed
  19. [have, eat, brought him] breakfast in bed
  20. went to bed with [him, her neighbor]
  21. found him in bed with [his secretary, my sister]
  22. put the [children, kids] to bed
  23. one more [game, show, chapter] and then bed
  24. time to go off to bed
  25. [go to, staying at] a bed and breakfast
  26. the [flower, plant] bed
  27. a bed of [flowers, grass]
  28. [life, marriage] is not a bed of roses
  29. (let's) put [that idea, this misconception, that myth] to bed
  30. lying on a bed of nails
  31. serve on a bed of rice
n as adj
  1. bed [linen, sheets, covers, posts]
  2. bed [head, hair]
  3. bed bugs
v
  1. bedded her [on their marriage night, after the ceremony]
  2. [need, looking for] a place to bed down for the night
  3. wedded and bedded
  4. bedded down for the night at around [10:00]
  5. bed [plants, roses, tomatoes, oysters]
  6. the campers bedded down [in the forest, under the stars]
  7. bed the [sign, post, street light] in [concrete, cement, the ground]
  8. bedded the [horse, pony] down
  9. bed down [on the floor, in the stables]
  10. bed [plants, flowers] (in the garden)
  11. let the [changes, news] bed in
  12. were firmly bedded in the [soil, earth]
  13. sexually explicit: bedded her for the first time
  14. sexually explicit: bedded her on their [wedding night, honeymoon]
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