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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.]

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]

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.

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
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"
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

doss

[ˈdɒs] vi (British) (= sleep) → pioncer
doss down
vi (British) (= sleep) → pioncer

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)

doss

[dɒs] vi to doss (down) (fam) → sistemarsi (per la notte)
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