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couch surfing n.
way of traveling in which you go from one apartment to another usually sleeping on a couch, and either at friends, acquaintances or through a web site

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couch

  

      n  
1    a piece of upholstered furniture, usually having a back and armrests, for seating more than one person  
2    a bed, esp. one used in the daytime by the patients of a doctor or a psychoanalyst  
3    a frame upon which barley is malted  
4    a priming layer of paint or varnish, esp. in a painting  
5      (Papermaking)  
a    a board on which sheets of handmade paper are dried by pressing  
b    a felt blanket onto which sheets of partly dried paper are transferred for further drying  
c    a roll on a papermaking machine from which the wet web of paper on the wire is transferred to the next section  
6    Archaic   the lair of a wild animal  
      vb  
7    tr   to express in a particular style of language  
couched in an archaic style     
8    when tr, usually reflexive or passive   to lie down or cause to lie down for or as for sleep  
9    intr  
Archaic   to lie in ambush; lurk  
10    tr   to spread (barley) on a frame for malting  
11    intr   (of decomposing leaves) to lie in a heap or bed  
12    tr   to embroider or depict by couching  
13    tr   to lift (sheets of handmade paper) onto the board on which they will be dried  
14    tr     (Surgery)   to remove (a cataract) by downward displacement of the lens of the eye  
15    tr  
Archaic   to lower (a lance) into a horizontal position  
     (C14: from Old French couche a bed, lair, from coucher to lay down, from Latin collocare to arrange, from locare to place; see locate)  
  coucher      n  


casting couch  
      n  
Informal   a couch on which a casting director is said to seduce girls seeking a part in a film or play  
couch grass  
      n   a grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weed,   (Sometimes shortened to)    couch     (Also called)    scutch grass, twitch grass, quitch grass  
couch potato  
      n  
Slang   a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos  
Quiller-Couch  
      n   Sir Arthur (Thomas), known as Q. 1863--1944, British critic and novelist, who edited the Oxford Book of English Verse (1900)  
studio couch  
      n   an upholstered couch, usually backless, convertible into a double bed  
Winnipeg couch  
      n     (Canadian)   a couch with no arms or back, opening out into a double bed  
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