To waste time; to shirk one's work or responsibility by doing something unproductive. Primarily heard in UK. There's no way we'll get this project finished on time if everyone keeps dossing about like this! I should have been working on my paper all weekend long, but instead, I just dossed about playing videogames.
See also: doss
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