Definition of keep one's bed in English:

keep one's bed


  • Stay in bed because of illness.

    • ‘She was suffering from an incurable organic spinal complaint which had obliged her to keep her bed for seven years.’
    • ‘Then the fever begins to seize them, and they keep their beds two days, very seldom three.’
    • ‘It continued till my coming here to Berwick, and then became so vehement, turning to a flux of blood with so great pain as was possible, that I was constrained to keep my bed 15 days.’