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28.
to die or break down
My car shit the bed this morning.
by brian October 28, 2003
 
1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
A form of exclamation expressing annoyance or surprise.

To cry out suddenly in pleasure or pain.

"Shit the bed, we've been burgled!"

"Shit the bed, that feels good!"

"Shit the bed, I have a terrible hangover"
by Phil1974 December 19, 2006
 
6.
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
 
7.
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