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Definition of shit the bed

shit the bed

expression

verb

  • to perform poorly; "screw up".
    Man, I shit the bed on that test!

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by Ted D. from Toronto, ON, Canada on Feb 09 2000.

  • to do bad.
    I wrote my last final yesterday, but I totally shit the bed.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by Derrick P. from Edmonton, AB, Canada on Dec 16 2001.

  • something is bad.
    That movie shit the bed.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by Derrick P. from Edmonton, AB, Canada on Dec 16 2001.

  • to royally screw up.
    He totally shit the bed on that one.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by Ralph M. from Charlotte, NC, USA on Jan 25 2002.

  • to mess up something, or if something like a car stops working.
    I got in an accident and my car shit the bed.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by David G. on Nov 24 2004.

  • to really mess something up
    My crappy car just shit the bed.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by Tim M. from Milford, NH, USA on May 31 2005.

  • to die.
    The old guy shit the bed before the ambulance got to the hospital.

    Last edited on Apr 29 2013. Submitted by Lloyd B. from Conover, NC, USA on Jun 14 2006.

  • To suffer some catastrophic failure.
    My hard drive shit the bed.

    Last edited on May 18 2011. Submitted by Lloyd B. from Conover, NC, USA on Jun 14 2006.

  • to defecate while laying in a bed.
    Josh shit the bed.

    Last edited on Apr 29 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 29 2013.

  • to die. From the relaxing of the bowels as a result of death.
    I couldn't get to work today because my car shit the bed.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 05 2013.

  • of an object - especially machinery - to stop functioning.
    I need a new lawn mower cuz my old one finally shit the bed.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 05 2013.

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Definitions include: drunk.
Definitions include: external female genitalia.
Definitions include: to have sex (with).
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Definitions include: upset, disappointed.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: The same as ditto (British).
Definitions include: a penis.
Definitions include: to purposefully not attend school with no formal reason.

Other terms relating to 'to defecate, poop, shit':

Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to be in dire need to defecate.
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Definitions include: "plural form" of drop a deuce.
Definitions include: about to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate; "poop".
Definitions include: to defecate.
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Other terms relating to 'bed':

Definitions include: to have sex with someone.
Definitions include: messy hair from sleeping.
Definitions include: a metaphorical act that causes a person to be in a bad mood.
Definitions include: in collusion with.
Definitions include: to be in a bad mood.

Other terms relating to 'shit':

Definitions include: to act superior.
Definitions include: See act like (one's) shit doesn't stink.
Definitions include: used to emphasize the preceding statement.
Definitions include: crazy.
Definitions include: "very".
Definitions include: offensive shade of yellow
Definitions include: a despicable person.
Definitions include: very crazy.
Definitions include: to beat severely.
Definitions include: to beat severely.
Definitions include: foul-smelling loose stools experienced the day after heavy drinking.
Definitions include: to be present in large numbers.
Definitions include: extremely bored.
Definitions include: to make a person extremely bored.
Definitions include: a large muscular person.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.

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