Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bed down”

bed down

(WORK WELL) phrasal verb with bed     /bed/ verb [T] (-dd-) old-fashioned
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.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of bed down (WORK WELL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of bed down

Definitions of “bed down” in other dictionaries

Translations of “bed down”

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More