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 (pĭs) Vulgar Slang
v. pissed, piss·ing, piss·es
To urinate.
1. To urinate on or in.
2. To discharge (blood, for example) in the urine.
1. Urine.
2. The act or an instance of urinating.
Phrasal Verbs:
piss away
To spend wastefully; squander.
piss off
1. To make angry.
2. Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.
take the piss out of Chiefly British
To tease or mock (someone).

[Middle English pissen, from Old French pissier, from Vulgar Latin *pissiāre, of imitative origin.]
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"I know how to do it naturally now; I noticed everything you gain when you are on your [steroid] cycle you will literally piss away. [The muscle will] all eventually leave the body as water."
They go to culinary school, they're going to piss away so much of their parent's money at the CIA because they think, 'I want to do this, I want to recreate that,' but you're not going to because you didn't learn the classics."
Meanwhile, the only thing we can get really exercised about is ranting and raving over not being able to go to the pub on Good Friday to piss away our troubles - expect in Limerick of course.