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verb [intransitive] impolite     piss pronunciation in American English
/pɪs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypiss
he/she/itpisses
present participlepissing
past tensepissed
past participlepissed
  1. 1
    to get rid of waste liquid from your body. A more polite word is pee or wee. The formal word is urinate.
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    piss and moan to complain constantly or annoyingly

    What are you pissing and moaning about?

    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 01/11/2015

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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