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Verb

bed down

  1. (intransitive) To lie down to sleep for the night, usually of livestock or machinery.
    • 2006,Temple Grandin, Jennifer Lanier and Mark Deesing,Low Stress Methods for Moving and Herding Cattle on Pastures, Paddocks and Large Feedlot Pens,Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University
      The herd will tend to stay where the calves bed down.
  2. (transitive) To put an animal to rest for the night.
    • "We'll bed down the cattle and head into town."

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