- vbBritishto lie down to sleep (usually on the floor), to bed downJust doss down anywhere you like.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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doss down — verb sleep in a convenient place You can crash here, though it s not very comfortable • Syn: ↑doss, ↑crash • Derivationally related forms: ↑dosser (for: ↑doss) • … Useful english dictionary
doss down — verb To sleep on someones sofa or floor because there is no bed spare. After the party, John let me doss down on the living room floor … Wiktionary
doss (down) — v. Sleep, often in makeshift circumstances … A concise dictionary of English slang
doss — [ das ] verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL doss or doss down to spend the night somewhere where you do not normally sleep, especially on a chair or the floor … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
doss — doss1 [dɔs US da:s] v [i]BrE informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: doss a (place to) sleep (18 20 centuries), probably from French dos back , from the idea of lying on your back] also doss down to sleep somewhere that is not your usual place, or not … Dictionary of contemporary English
doss — I UK [dɒs] / US [dɑs] verb [intransitive] Word forms doss : present tense I/you/we/they doss he/she/it dosses present participle dossing past tense dossed past participle dossed 1) doss or doss about/around to spend time doing nothing We spent… … English dictionary
doss — 1 verb doss around/about phrasal verb (I) BrE informal to do very little: We just dossed around all day Saturday. doss down phrasal verb (I) BrE informal to sleep somewhere that is not your usual place or not a real bed: Hundreds dossed down in… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
doss — [dɒs] verb [I] 1) doss or doss about/around to spend time doing nothing 2) doss or doss down British informal to spend the night somewhere where you do not normally sleep and where you do not have a bed … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
doss — [[t]dɒ̱s[/t]] dosses, dossing, dossed VERB If someone dosses somewhere, they sleep in a place which is uncomfortable, usually because they have nowhere else to live. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V prep/adv] Increasing numbers of young people dossing in the… … English dictionary
doss — /dɒs / (say dos) Colloquial –noun 1. a place to sleep, especially in a cheap lodging house. 2. sleep. –verb (i) 3. to sleep in a dosshouse. 4. Also, doss down. to make a temporary sleeping place for oneself: *He was looking for a place where he… … Australian English dictionary