What English term do you use in this context?

"When you are getting to the other side of your room, but you got no choice to walk / step on your bed."?


Well, climbing does work in this context, but there is another way to tell. Tiny rooms with large beds are nothing but discomfort to the tourists and that's why, you see a lot of complaints made by the visitors visiting hotels worldwide.

Two such examples I came across on TripAdvisor where the visitors had to walk over the bed to go to the other side of the room. In fact, one of them posted a photo of it where the arrangement of other furniture is such that it's difficult to pass by the bed. The exact case that you described here.


I would climb over the bed.

I had to climb over the bed to get to the window. (Because there is no room to walk around the bed.)

An idiomatic usage as far as I know, but see climb:

  1. to move (down, over, along, etc.), using the hands and feet
  • I think that "climb over to get to the window" talks about when the window is higher and it's needed to climb on something to get there, but the question here is about when having for example a small room in which the bed separates the two parts of this room, and in order to get to the second part you should step on it or "cross" it like a bridge. – Judicious Allure May 4 '18 at 4:21
  • I meant that the window is on the other side of the room, and you cannot walk around the bed. – user3169 May 4 '18 at 4:38
  • So even in case that you have to 'cross' the bed, you'll still say "climb over". Yes? – Judicious Allure May 4 '18 at 4:46
  • Yes. Think of it as on the floor, on the bed, then on the floor on the other side. The bed is higher than the floor... (AmE disclaimer, if it matters.) – user3169 May 4 '18 at 4:48
  • Yes, I got you. You basically says that the bed in this context is a sort of a small mountain.:) Thank you for the explanation – Judicious Allure May 4 '18 at 5:13

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