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English definition of “bed down”

bed down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with bed   /bed/ (-dd-) old-fashioned us  

(SLEEP)

to lie down somewhere, usually somewhere different from where you usually sleep, in order to go to sleep: I bedded down on the couch for the night.

(WORK WELL)

If a new process or organization beds down, it starts to operate well because it has existed for long enough: It did not take the procedure long to bed down.
(Definition of bed down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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