to actually poop in the sheets, especially when trying to gross out your girl with a large fart. Particularly disgusting habitbut in some countries it is considered normal behavior.
I was gonna fart and hold Shannon's head under the covers, but I shit the bed.
by pretzel the wiener January 21, 2008
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A sudden and complete failure or collapse producing a profoundly negative result.
The Canadian 2011 Junior hockey team shit the bed in the third period against the Russians.
by jrott January 06, 2011
1. verb. To die

2. verb. To become mechanically inoperable beyond the point of repair. See also, fucked, fubar.

entymology and usage: "shit the bed" comes from the unfortunate final humiliation when an animal's (yes, including human's) bowels completely relax at the point of death, causing the contents of the colon to be expelled. To use the term as a "euphamism" for biological death is considered to be in poor taste. It is more often colorfully used in definition 2.
1. That asshole Mr Jones never had a good word to say to anyone. At his funeral, the few attendees were secretly glad that he had shit the bed.

2. I was hoping that my car could be repaired, but the mechanic told me that it had shit the bed so I had it scrapped.
by Marc February 25, 2004
The utilization of the phrase varies by country.

1. (American) Failure of a device, usually in a non-repairable manner.
2. (British) Exclamation of surprised.

1. "My car shit the bed when the timing belt broke."
2. "The boss is back from vacation early!" "Shit the bed."
by Peri March 23, 2006
1) Making a mistake that many other people recognize as a mistake.
2) Fucking up...really bad
Jeff shit the bed when he hooked up with Marty instead of Ashlea.
by J April 09, 2003
When something quits working or is about to stop working.
Can I call you back? My phone is about to shit the bed.
by Dgrace420 July 09, 2009
Meaning to die or not do well at all. Stems from the fact that when someone dies or is very sick they will lose rectal sphincter tone and quite literally shit, on the bed.
My truck was working fine yesterday but it shit the bed last night.
by N.jackass March 07, 2014
to embarrass oneself privately or solely in the company of close family/friends. This term is so named because defecating on one's bed is truly embarrassing but only for those who are witness to such an event, which is usually limited to the individual who shitted the bed or a few additional people. Either way, the embarrassment can be contained to a manageable degree.
Jeff: "Dude, I totally shit the bed last night"
Mike: "What did you do?"
Jeff: "Fell down the stairs while my family was watching TV"
Mike: "That's not bad, at least you didn't shit the pool"
by Deshawn2Chainz July 26, 2013

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