- 1 1.1 (for sleeping) to make the bedhacer or (in Latin America also) tender la camato get into bedacostarseto get out of bed
meterse en la camalevantarseI was surprised to find her out of bedme sorprendió encontrarla levantadato go to bedacostarseI was in bed by ten o'clocka las diez ya estaba acostado or en la camahe's in bed with measlesestá en cama con sarampiónhe was in bed till middayse quedó en la cama or no se levantó hasta el mediodíatime for bed!¡ya es hora de acostarse or irse a la cama!you look ready for bedtienes cara de sueñoto take to one's bed [formal]caer en camawe put the children to bed earlyacostamos a los niños tempranoto go to bed with somebody [euphemistic]acostarse con alguien [euphemistic]to get somebody into bedllevarse a alguien a la camato be good in bed
llevarse a alguien al flex (Spain) [colloquial]ser bueno en la camaa bed of nails o thorns [literary]un calvarioa bed of rosesun lecho de rosasto get out of bed (on) the wrong side (British English)levantarse con el pie izquierdoto get up on the wrong side of the bed (American English)levantarse con el pie izquierdoyou've made your bed and now you must lie in itcon tu pan te lo comasearly to bed and early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise)a quien madruga, Dios lo ayuda(before noun) bed jacketExample sentences1.2 (in hotel, hospital)
Example sentences1.3 (bedroom)
- Many of these fires happen when someone falls asleep in bed or on upholstered furniture such as a sofa while smoking.
- If your pain is severe, your doctor may suggest that you rest in bed for a day or two.
- The bed was the largest piece of furniture in the room and stood against the south wall, opposite the door.
- Nurses working for the Auckland Mental Health Service are refusing to admit patients unless hospitals have beds and staff available.
- He said he recognised that acute hospitals had beds occupied by patients who could be discharged if appropriate facilities were available.
- ‘The targets have meant hospitals pushing patients through beds even when they should be closed for cleaning to get rid of infection,’ he said.
- Prices start at £370,000 for two-bed apartments, with three-beds starting at £440,000.
- A two-bed in the same area in 1995 would cost about £550 whereas today they cost around £900 per month.
- A five-bed bungalow is currently being built on a half acre plot.
- 2 2.1 (for plants) 2.2 (of oysters)Example sentences
- After the island came a long beach stroll; oystercatchers plundered the mussel beds and crows feasted on small crabs.
- The island has an untouched oyster bed while the general area has mussel and cockle beds.
- Oyster beds can really get messed up by a big storm coming through.
- As soon as the ground can be worked, dig or till compost or other organic matter into the soil to prepare flower and vegetable beds for spring planting.
- The best camellias are usually grown in beds or in areas where the soil and surroundings offer a friendly home for them.
- Therefore, roses are generally most successful if grown in beds away from large plants.
- 3 (of river)(of sea)
fondo (masculine)Example sentences
- The lads are covering a total distance of 144 miles, across sand, stones, mountains, dried lakes, river beds and dunes.
- A mystery remains, however, over the way features resembling flood plains, river beds and gorges were created on Mars.
- The little silvery streams criss-crossing the river bed are enough for them to eke out a living.
- 4 4.1 (base, support) on a bed of ricesobre arroz4.2 (stratum)Example sentences4.3 (Printing) to put a newspaper to bed
finalizar la preparación de una edición de un periódico
- Within the Wessex Formation there are two beds of potential stratigraphic significance.
- The vivianite occurs in dark brown and dark gray beds of glacial silt and clay.
- Offset by the blue of sky, the massive beds of rock stand out in surprising colours.
- 5(of truck) (American English)
plataforma (feminine)Example sentences
- In one, he's standing beside the open bed of a pickup truck on which lies a giant, dead buck.
- Teenagers sat in the beds of pickup trucks with their hands covering their open mouths.
- We see them in sports bars, dark lounges, or spilling from the beds of pick-up trucks.
transitive verb -dd-
- 1 1.1 (embed) (often passive) 1.2 (transfer)(seedlings)
trasplantar a la intemperieExample sentences
- I have bedded my tomato plants in the greenhouse and some more in the veg patch, whilst the wife has potted her crab apple tree in the planter.
- I dealt with it by spending the day in the garden, potting and bedding-in a batch of new flowers.
- Some fifteen boxes of daylilies and irises were sent over last weekend, and they will need to be bedded soon.
- 2 (have sex with) [dated]llevarse a la cama
llevarse al flex (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- She wooed her by writing her a fabulous part in the nursing academy's Christmas play, and bedded her in the dormitory soon after.
- Rock musicians spend all their time bedding models and ingesting narcotics.
- You don't deserve a man who's killed other men and bedded other women.