put to bed

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

put to bed (third-person singular simple present puts to bed, present participle putting to bed, simple past and past participle put to bed)

  1. (transitive) To help someone, for example a child, go to bed
  2. (transitive, idiomatic, printing) To prepare a newspaper for printing
  3. (transitive, idiomatic, sports) To finalise the result, seal a win.
    • 2010 December 28, Kevin Darling, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, BBC:
      Mame Diouf missed a chance to put the game to bed when he fired straight at Carson.
  4. (transitive, idiomatic) To dispel.
    I hope we can put those doubts to bed.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]