bird-dog

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bird-dog

also bird·dog (bûrd′dôg′, -dŏg′)
v. bird-dogged, bird-dog·ging, bird-dogs also bird·dogged or bird·dog·ging or bird·dogs Informal
v.intr.
To follow a subject of interest, such as a person or trend, with persistent attention.
v.tr.
1. To observe or follow closely; monitor: Police bird-dogged the suspect's movements.
2. To seek out (talent or clients, for example): bird-dogs recruits for the team.

bird′ dog`


n.
a dog trained to hunt or retrieve birds.
[1885–90, Amer.]

bird-dog

(ˈbɜrdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

v. -dogged, -dog•ging. v.t.
1. to follow closely.
v.i.
2. Slang. to steal another person's date.
[1940–45, Amer.]

bird-dog


Past participle: bird-dogged
Gerund: bird-dogging

Imperative
bird-dog
bird-dog
Present
I bird-dog
you bird-dog
he/she/it bird-dogs
we bird-dog
you bird-dog
they bird-dog
Preterite
I bird-dogged
you bird-dogged
he/she/it bird-dogged
we bird-dogged
you bird-dogged
they bird-dogged
Present Continuous
I am bird-dogging
you are bird-dogging
he/she/it is bird-dogging
we are bird-dogging
you are bird-dogging
they are bird-dogging
Present Perfect
I have bird-dogged
you have bird-dogged
he/she/it has bird-dogged
we have bird-dogged
you have bird-dogged
they have bird-dogged
Past Continuous
I was bird-dogging
you were bird-dogging
he/she/it was bird-dogging
we were bird-dogging
you were bird-dogging
they were bird-dogging
Past Perfect
I had bird-dogged
you had bird-dogged
he/she/it had bird-dogged
we had bird-dogged
you had bird-dogged
they had bird-dogged
Future
I will bird-dog
you will bird-dog
he/she/it will bird-dog
we will bird-dog
you will bird-dog
they will bird-dog
Future Perfect
I will have bird-dogged
you will have bird-dogged
he/she/it will have bird-dogged
we will have bird-dogged
you will have bird-dogged
they will have bird-dogged
Future Continuous
I will be bird-dogging
you will be bird-dogging
he/she/it will be bird-dogging
we will be bird-dogging
you will be bird-dogging
they will be bird-dogging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bird-dogging
you have been bird-dogging
he/she/it has been bird-dogging
we have been bird-dogging
you have been bird-dogging
they have been bird-dogging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bird-dogging
you will have been bird-dogging
he/she/it will have been bird-dogging
we will have been bird-dogging
you will have been bird-dogging
they will have been bird-dogging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bird-dogging
you had been bird-dogging
he/she/it had been bird-dogging
we had been bird-dogging
you had been bird-dogging
they had been bird-dogging
Conditional
I would bird-dog
you would bird-dog
he/she/it would bird-dog
we would bird-dog
you would bird-dog
they would bird-dog
Past Conditional
I would have bird-dogged
you would have bird-dogged
he/she/it would have bird-dogged
we would have bird-dogged
you would have bird-dogged
they would have bird-dogged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

bird-dog

also birddog
verb
Informal. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind:
Informal: tail.
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