Meaning of “bed down” in the English Dictionary

"bed down" in British English

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bed down

phrasal verb with bed uk /bed/ us /bed/ verb [ T ] -dd-

(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.

(Definition of “bed down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bed down" in American English

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bed down

phrasal verb with bed verb

to sleep somewhere temporarily, or to get into bed to sleep:

After the earthquake, more than 150 families bedded down in the lobby of City Hall.

(Definition of “bed down” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)