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doss

 (dŏs) Chiefly British Slang
n.
1. Sleep; rest.
2. A crude or makeshift bed.
intr.v. dossed, doss·ing, doss·es
To go to bed, especially in a crude or makeshift bed; sleep.

[Perhaps alteration of dorse, back, from Latin dorsum.]
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doss

(dɒs)
vb
1. (often foll by: down) to sleep, esp in a dosshouse
2. (often foll by: around) to pass time aimlessly
n
3. (Furniture) a bed, esp in a dosshouse
4. a slang word for sleep
5. (Social Welfare) short for dosshouse
6. a task or pastime requiring little effort: making a film is a bit of a doss.
[C18: of uncertain origin]
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doss

(dɒs)
Brit. n.
1. a bed in a doss house.
2. an improvised bed.
v.i.
3. to sleep in any convenient place.
[1775–85; orig. obscure]
doss′er, n.
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doss


Past participle: dossed
Gerund: dossing

Imperative
doss
doss
Present
I doss
you doss
he/she/it dosses
we doss
you doss
they doss
Preterite
I dossed
you dossed
he/she/it dossed
we dossed
you dossed
they dossed
Present Continuous
I am dossing
you are dossing
he/she/it is dossing
we are dossing
you are dossing
they are dossing
Present Perfect
I have dossed
you have dossed
he/she/it has dossed
we have dossed
you have dossed
they have dossed
Past Continuous
I was dossing
you were dossing
he/she/it was dossing
we were dossing
you were dossing
they were dossing
Past Perfect
I had dossed
you had dossed
he/she/it had dossed
we had dossed
you had dossed
they had dossed
Future
I will doss
you will doss
he/she/it will doss
we will doss
you will doss
they will doss
Future Perfect
I will have dossed
you will have dossed
he/she/it will have dossed
we will have dossed
you will have dossed
they will have dossed
Future Continuous
I will be dossing
you will be dossing
he/she/it will be dossing
we will be dossing
you will be dossing
they will be dossing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dossing
you have been dossing
he/she/it has been dossing
we have been dossing
you have been dossing
they have been dossing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dossing
you will have been dossing
he/she/it will have been dossing
we will have been dossing
you will have been dossing
they will have been dossing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dossing
you had been dossing
he/she/it had been dossing
we had been dossing
you had been dossing
they had been dossing
Conditional
I would doss
you would doss
he/she/it would doss
we would doss
you would doss
they would doss
Past Conditional
I would have dossed
you would have dossed
he/she/it would have dossed
we would have dossed
you would have dossed
they would have dossed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.doss - sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
bed down, bunk down - go to bed; "We bedded down at midnight"
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Translations

doss

[dɒs] (Brit)
A. N
1. (= bed) → camastro m; (= sleep) → sueño m
2. (= easy task) he thought the course would be a dosspensó que el curso sería pan comido
B. VI
1. (also doss down) (= sleep) → echarse a dormir
2. (= laze) to doss aroundgandulear, no hacer nada
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

doss

[ˈdɒs] vi (British) (= sleep) → pioncer
doss down
vi (British) (= sleep) → pioncer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

doss

(Brit inf)
nSchlafplatz m, → Bleibe f (inf)
vi (also doss down)pennen (inf), → sich hinhauen (inf); to doss down for the nightsich für die Nacht einquartieren (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

doss

[dɒs] vi to doss (down) (fam) → sistemarsi (per la notte)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"Then I'll stick in mine," said I impulsively, "and I'll come with you, and doss down in any corner for the night."
One arm only he sported, from the shoulder of which was suspended a small and tattered bundle with the mud caked dry on the outer covering from the last place he had pitched his doss. He advanced with tentative caution, made sure of the harmlessness of the man beside the fire, and joined him.
"Many a distillery's flowed under the bridge since we were gentlemen; but let's forget the long road we've travelled since, and hit our doss in the good old fashion in which every gentleman went to bed when we were young."
"Doss thou know the country hereabouts, thou good and holy man?" asked Robin, laughing.
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The transit "demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific", Cmdr Doss said.
James Doss' father, Jim, purchased the company in 1976 and sold it to James and his wife, Elizabeth, in 1987.
With the addition of Doss, the board size will be increased to 11.
That is true in the South China Sea as in other places around the globe," Doss said.
Harrod was in disbelief therefore when she later on saw Doss' MRI scan: 'The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.'
Steven Doss is responsible for the processes, marketing, training, and direct management of sales and supporting staff of the bank's SBA program.