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piss

  
  ( pisses    3rd person present)   ( pissing    present participle)   ( pissed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To piss means to urinate.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   V  
2       n-sing   If someone has a piss, they urinate.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   a N  
3       n-uncount   Piss is urine.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
4       verb   If it ispissing with rain, it is raining very hard.  
usu cont  
      Piss down means the same as piss.     (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      phrasal verb  
It was pissing down out there.      V P  
5       verb   If someone is pissingthemselves, or is pissingthemselves laughing, they are laughing a lot.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE   I just pissed myself with laughter.      V pron-refl  
6    If you take the piss out of someone, you tease them and make fun of them.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
take the piss out of someone      phrase   V inflects   piss around  
in BRIT, also use piss about     
1       phrasal verb   If you say that someone pisses around or pisses about, you mean they waste a lot of time doing unimportant things.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE, disapproval  
(=mess about)  

Now, let's stop pissing about, shall we?      V P  
2       phrasal verb   If you say that someone pisses around or pisses about, you mean they behave in a silly, childish way.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
(=mess about)  

We just pissed about, laughing.      V P   piss down  
    piss 4   piss off  
1       phrasal verb   If someone or something pisses you off, they annoy you.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   It pisses me off when they start moaning about going to war.      V n P  
  pissed off      adj  
I was really pissed off.     
2       phrasal verb   If someone tells a person to piss off, they are telling the person in a rude way to go away.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE   V P  


piss-poor     
If you describe something as piss-poor, you think it is of extremely poor quality.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      adj  
...a piss-poor comedy directed by John Landis.     
piss-take        ( piss-takes    plural  ) A piss-take is an act of making fun of someone or something.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      n-count   usu sing  
piss-up        ( piss-ups    plural  ) If a group of people have a piss-up, they drink a lot of alcohol.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      n-count   usu sing  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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piss     ( pisses    3rd person present)   ( pissing    present participle)   ( pissed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To piss means to urinate.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   V  
2       n-sing   If someone has a piss, they urinate.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   a N  
3       n-uncount   Piss is urine.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
4       verb   If it ispissing with rain, it is raining very hard.  
usu cont  
      Piss down means the same as piss.     (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      phrasal verb  
It was pissing down out there.      V P  
5       verb   If someone is pissingthemselves, or is pissingthemselves laughing, they are laughing a lot.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE   I just pissed myself with laughter.      V pron-refl  
6    If you take the piss out of someone, you tease them and make fun of them.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
take the piss out of someone      phrase   V inflects   piss around  
in BRIT, also use piss about     
1       phrasal verb   If you say that someone pisses around or pisses about, you mean they waste a lot of time doing unimportant things.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE, disapproval  
(=mess about)  

Now, let's stop pissing about, shall we?      V P  
2       phrasal verb   If you say that someone pisses around or pisses about, you mean they behave in a silly, childish way.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
(=mess about)  

We just pissed about, laughing.      V P   piss down  
    piss 4   piss off  
1       phrasal verb   If someone or something pisses you off, they annoy you.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   It pisses me off when they start moaning about going to war.      V n P  
  pissed off      adj  
I was really pissed off.     
2       phrasal verb   If someone tells a person to piss off, they are telling the person in a rude way to go away.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE   V P  


piss-poor     
If you describe something as piss-poor, you think it is of extremely poor quality.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      adj  
...a piss-poor comedy directed by John Landis.     
piss-take        ( piss-takes    plural  ) A piss-take is an act of making fun of someone or something.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      n-count   usu sing  
piss-up        ( piss-ups    plural  ) If a group of people have a piss-up, they drink a lot of alcohol.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, RUDE      n-count   usu sing  

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust

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