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Synonyms of bed in English:


  • 1 she undressed and climbed into her bed
    couch, berth, billet
    informalthe sack, the hay
    British informalone's pit
    Scottish informalkip
  • 2 a flower bed
    patch, plot, area, lot, space, border, strip, row
  • 3 the pavement consists of granite blocks set on a bed of cement
  • 4 the bed of the stream
    bottom, floor, ground, depths
  • Phrases

    go to bed

    [Antonyms] get up, rise
    retire, call it a day;
    go to sleep, get some sleep, sleep, nap, have/take a nap, catnap, doze, have a doze
    informalhit the sack, hit the hay, turn in, snooze, snatch forty winks, get some shut-eye
    British informalkip, have a kip, get some kip, hit the pit
    North American informalcatch some Zs

    go to bed with someone

    have sex with, have sexual intercourse with, make love to, sleep with, spend the night with;
    couple with, mate with
    informalbed, score with
    euphemistichave one's (wicked) way with
    formalcopulate with
    formalfornicate with


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  • 1 the tiles are bedded in mortar
    embed, set, fix into, insert, inlay, implant, bury, base, plant, settle
  • 2 I bedded out a few of the houseplants in a prominent position in the garden
    plant, plant out, set in beds/soil, put in the ground, set out, transplant
  • Phrases

    bed down

    See go to bed

    Word links

    clinophobia fear of beds

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