"The child beat the bed."
Translation:Barnet slog sengen.
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Yes, I think it means to hit the bed with an object.
The phrase shows up in a Danish version of the Brothers Grimm story The Valiant Little Tailor: "... as soon as it was midnight, the giant got up, took a great staff of iron and beat the bed through with one stroke ..."
Do an online search for "slog sengen". Click on the google book "Folke-Eventyr" dated 1863 and go to page 88. You can see "slog sengen" in context, in an older typeface.
Note: I did an online search and the phrase is often used with adverbs: "slog sengen ud", "slog sengen ned", slog sengen over".