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dog

 (dôg, dŏg)
n.
1. A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.
2. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo.
3. A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of a fox or a domesticated breed.
4. Any of various other animals, such as the prairie dog.
5. Informal
a. A person: You won, you lucky dog.
b. A person regarded as contemptible: You stole my watch, you dog.
6. Slang
a. A person regarded as unattractive or uninteresting.
b. Something of inferior or low quality: "The President had read the speech to some of his friends and they told him it was a dog" (John P. Roche).
c. An investment that produces a low return or a loss.
7. dogs Slang The feet.
8. See andiron.
9. Slang A hot dog; a wiener.
10. Any of various hooked or U-shaped metallic devices used for gripping or holding heavy objects.
11. Astronomy A sundog.
adv.
Totally; completely. Often used in combination: dog-tired.
tr.v. dogged, dog·ging, dogs
1. To track or trail persistently: "A stranger then is still dogging us" (Arthur Conan Doyle).
2. To hold or fasten with a mechanical device: "Watertight doors and hatches were dropped into place and dogged down to give the ship full watertight integrity" (Tom Clancy).
3.
a. To be persistently or inescapably associated with: Questions about his youthful indiscretions dogged him throughout his career.
b. To be recurrently or persistently in the mind; haunt: Despair dogged him in his final years.
Idioms:
dog it Slang
To fail to expend the effort needed to do or accomplish something.
go to the dogs
To go to ruin; degenerate.
put on the dog Informal
To make an ostentatious display of elegance, wealth, or culture.

[Middle English dogge, from Old English docga.]

dog

(dɒɡ)
n
1. (Animals)
a. a domesticated canine mammal, Canis familiaris, occurring in many breeds that show a great variety in size and form
b. (as modifier): dog biscuit.
2. (Animals)
a. any other carnivore of the family Canidae, such as the dingo and coyote
b. (as modifier): the dog family. canine
3. (Zoology)
a. the male of animals of the dog family
b. (as modifier): a dog fox.
4. (modifier)
a. spurious, inferior, or useless: dog Latin.
b. (in combination): dogberry.
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical device for gripping or holding, esp one of the axial slots by which gear wheels or shafts are engaged to transmit torque
6. informal a fellow; chap: you lucky dog.
7. informal a man or boy regarded as unpleasant, contemptible, or wretched
8. informal US a male friend: used as a term of address
9. slang an unattractive or boring girl or woman
10. informal US and Canadian something unsatisfactory or inferior
11. (Furniture) short for firedog
12. (Physical Geography) any of various atmospheric phenomena. See fogdog, seadog, sundog
13. a dog's chance no chance at all
14. a dog's dinner a dog's breakfast informal something that is messy or bungled
15. a dog's life a wretched existence
16. dog eat dog ruthless competition or self-interest
17. (Clothing & Fashion) like a dog's dinner informal dressed smartly or ostentatiously
18. put on the dog informal US and Canadian to behave or dress in an ostentatious or showy manner
vb (tr) , dogs, dogging or dogged
19. to pursue or follow after like a dog
20. to trouble; plague: to be dogged by ill health.
21. (Hunting) to chase with a dog or dogs
22. (Mechanical Engineering) to grip, hold, or secure by a mechanical device
adv
(usually in combination) thoroughly; utterly: dog-tired.
[Old English docga, of obscure origin]
ˈdogˌlike adj

dog

(dɔg, dɒg)

n., v. dogged, dog•ging. n.
1. a domesticated canid, Canis familiaris, bred in many varieties.
2. any carnivore of the dog family Canidae, characterized in the wild state by a long muzzle, erect ears, and a long bushy tail; canid.
3. the male of such an animal.
4. a despicable man or youth.
5. a fellow in general: a lucky dog.
6. dogs, Slang. feet.
7. Slang.
a. something worthless or of extremely poor quality.
b. an utter failure; flop.
8. Slang. an unattractive person.
9. Slang. hot dog.
10. (cap.) either of two constellations, Canis Major or Canis Minor.
11.
a. any of various mechanical devices, as for gripping or holding something.
b. a projection on a moving part for moving steadily or for tripping another part with which it engages.
v.t.
12. to follow or track like a dog, esp. with hostile intent; hound.
13. to drive or chase with a dog or dogs.
Idioms:
1. dog it, Informal. to do something perfunctorily or not at all.
2. go to the dogs, to deteriorate; degenerate.
3. put on the dog, Informal. to assume an attitude of wealth or importance.
[before 1050; Middle English dogge, Old English docga]
dog′like`, adj.

dog

(dôg)
1. Any of various meat-eating mammals having a long muzzle and, in nearly all species, a four-toed foot. Many species hunt in packs that have complex social structures. Dogs include the wolf, fox, jackal, and dingo.
2. The domesticated dog, kept as a pet or work animal since ancient times and probably descended from the wolf. Domesticated dogs are bred in many varieties, though they all belong to the same species.

dog


Past participle: dogged
Gerund: dogging

Imperative
dog
dog
Present
I dog
you dog
he/she/it dogs
we dog
you dog
they dog
Preterite
I dogged
you dogged
he/she/it dogged
we dogged
you dogged
they dogged
Present Continuous
I am dogging
you are dogging
he/she/it is dogging
we are dogging
you are dogging
they are dogging
Present Perfect
I have dogged
you have dogged
he/she/it has dogged
we have dogged
you have dogged
they have dogged
Past Continuous
I was dogging
you were dogging
he/she/it was dogging
we were dogging
you were dogging
they were dogging
Past Perfect
I had dogged
you had dogged
he/she/it had dogged
we had dogged
you had dogged
they had dogged
Future
I will dog
you will dog
he/she/it will dog
we will dog
you will dog
they will dog
Future Perfect
I will have dogged
you will have dogged
he/she/it will have dogged
we will have dogged
you will have dogged
they will have dogged
Future Continuous
I will be dogging
you will be dogging
he/she/it will be dogging
we will be dogging
you will be dogging
they will be dogging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dogging
you have been dogging
he/she/it has been dogging
we have been dogging
you have been dogging
they have been dogging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dogging
you will have been dogging
he/she/it will have been dogging
we will have been dogging
you will have been dogging
they will have been dogging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dogging
you had been dogging
he/she/it had been dogging
we had been dogging
you had been dogging
they had been dogging
Conditional
I would dog
you would dog
he/she/it would dog
we would dog
you would dog
they would dog
Past Conditional
I would have dogged
you would have dogged
he/she/it would have dogged
we would have dogged
you would have dogged
they would have dogged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric timesdog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
puppy - a young dog
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Canis, genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
doggie, doggy, pooch, barker, bow-wow - informal terms for dogs
cur, mutt, mongrel - an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
lapdog - a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
toy dog, toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
hunting dog - a dog used in hunting game
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
carriage dog, coach dog, dalmatian - a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
basenji - small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
pug, pug-dog - small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
Leonberg - a large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland
Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog - a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
Great Pyrenees - bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
Belgian griffon, Brussels griffon, griffon - breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
corgi, Welsh corgi - either of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head
poodle, poodle dog - an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
Mexican hairless - any of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico
flag - a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
pack - a group of hunting animals
2.dog - a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog"
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman - a woman who is an unpleasant person
3.dog - informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
bloke, chap, fella, fellow, lad, blighter, gent, feller, cuss - a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
4.dog - someone who is morally reprehensibledog - someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
perisher - bounder
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
5.dog - a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smokeddog - a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
Vienna sausage - short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off
red hot, hot dog, hotdog - a frankfurter served hot on a bun
6.dog - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backwarddog - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
catch, stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
rachet, ratch, ratchet - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
7.dog - metal supports for logs in a fireplacedog - metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch"
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
Verb1.dog - go after with the intent to catchdog - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
tree - chase an animal up a tree; "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels"
pursue, follow - follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
quest - search the trail of (game); "The dog went off and quested"
hound, hunt, trace - pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
run down - pursue until captured; "They ran down the fugitive"

dog

noun
1. hound, canine, bitch, puppy, pup, mongrel, tyke, mutt (slang), pooch (slang), cur, man's best friend, kuri or goorie (N.Z.), brak (S. African) Outside a dog was barking.
2. (Informal) scoundrel, villain, cur, heel (slang), knave (archaic), blackguard Out of my sight, you dog!
verb
1. plague, follow, trouble, haunt, hound, torment, afflict His career has been dogged by bad luck.
2. pursue, follow, track, chase, shadow, harry, tail (informal), trail, hound, stalk, go after, give chase to The three creatures had dogged him from hut to hut.
dog's dinner mess, state, disorder, confusion, chaos, turmoil, litter, clutter, shambles, disarray, jumble, botch, hash, cock-up (Brit. slang), balls-up (taboo slang), fuck-up (offensive taboo slang), mishmash, disorganization, hotchpotch, bodge (informal), hodgepodge (U.S.), untidiness, pig's breakfast (informal) A worse dog's dinner it would be hard to imagine.
dog-eat-dog ruthless, fierce, vicious, ferocious, cut-throat, with no holds barred TV is a dog-eat-dog business.
go to the dogs (Informal) deteriorate, degenerate, be in decline, go downhill (informal), go down the drain, go to pot, go to ruin The country is going to the dogs.
Related words
adjective canine
female bitch
young pup, puppy
like cynomania
fear cynophobia
Quotations
"Love me, love my dog" [St. Bernard]
"The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs" [A. Toussenel]
"Dogs live with man as courtiers round a monarch, steeped in the flattery of his notice and enriched with sinecures" [Robert Louis Stevenson The Character of Dogs]
"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too" [Samuel Butler Notebooks]
Proverbs
"Every dog has its day"
"Why keep a dog and bark yourself?"
"If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas"
"A live dog is better than a dead lion"
"Let sleeping dogs lie"

Breeds of dog

affenpinscher, Afghan hound, Airedale terrier, Akita, Alaskan malamute, Alpine spaniel, Alsatian or German shepherd, Australian terrier, barb (Austral.), basenji, basset hound, beagle, bearded collie, Bedlington terrier, Belvoir hound, Bichon Frise, Blenheim spaniel, bloodhound, sleuthhound, or sleuth, blue Gascon hound, Border collie, Border terrier, borzoi or Russian wolfhound, Boston terrier or bull terrier, bouvier, boxer, briard, Bruxellois, bulldog, bull mastiff, bull terrier, cairn terrier or cairn, chihuahua, chow-chow or chow, clumber spaniel, cocker spaniel, collie, corgi or Welsh corgi, Cuban bloodhound, dachshund, Dalmatian or (formerly) carriage dog or coach dog, Dandie Dinmont (terrier), deerhound, Doberman pinscher or Doberman, Egyptian basset, elkhound or Norwegian elkhound, English setter, Eskimo dog, field spaniel, foxhound, fox terrier, French bulldog, golden retriever, Gordon setter, Great Dane, greyhound, griffon, harrier, Highland terrier, husky, Irish setter or red setter, Irish terrier, Irish water spaniel, Irish wolfhound, Italian greyhound, Jack Russell (terrier), Japanese spaniel, Japanese tosa, keeshond, kelpie, Kerry blue terrier, King Charles spaniel, komondor, Labrador retriever, Labrador, or lab, Lakeland terrier, Lhasa apso, malamute or malemute, Maltese, Manchester terrier or black-and-tan terrier, mastiff, Mexican hairless, Newfoundland, Norfolk springer spaniel, Norfolk terrier, Norwich terrier, Old English sheepdog, otterhound, papillon, Pekingese, pit bull terrier or American pit bull terrier, pointer, Pomeranian, poodle, pug, puli, Pyrenean mountain dog, raccoon dog or coonhound, retriever, Rhodesian ridgeback, Rottweiler, rough collie, Saint Bernard or St. Bernard, Saluki or Persian greyhound, Samoyed, schipperke, schnauzer, Scottish, Scotch, or (formerly) Aberdeen terrier or Scottie, Sealyham terrier, setter, Shetland sheepdog or sheltie, shih-tzu, Skye terrier, spaniel, spitz, springer spaniel, Staffordshire bull terrier, staghound, Sussex spaniel, talbot, terrier, vizsla, water spaniel, Weimaraner, Welsh terrier, West Highland white terrier, whippet, wire-haired terrier, wolfhound, Yorkshire terrier

dog

verb
1. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind:
Informal: bird-dog, tail.
2. To follow closely or persistently:
Translations
كَلْبيَتَتَبَّعذَكَر
pessamecsledovatfena
hundhunde-forfølge
hundinohundovirhundo
perroseguir (de cerca)cachorrocan
koer
koira
pas
kutyaeb
anjing
hundurhunda-hundelta; elta á röndum
雄犬牡犬
canis
šuoužsispyrimasapykaklaitėatkakliaiatkaklumas
sunstēviņšvajātsekot pa pēdām
câini
pessuka
pespsica
hund
สุนัข
köpekitkopekpeşini bırakmamakerkek
пессобака
con chó

dog

[dɒ>g]
A. N
1. (Zool) → perro/a m/f
dog eat dog it's dog eat dog in this placeaquí se despedazan unos a otros
to go to the dogs [person] → echarse a perder; [nation, country] → ir a la ruina
dog's breakfastrevoltijo m
to have a dog's chance he hasn't a dog's chanceno tiene la más remota posibilidad
it's a dog's lifees una vida de perros
to be dressed up like a dog's dinnerir hecho un adefesio
to be a dog in the manger [person] → ser como el perro del hortelano
to put on the dog (US) → vestirse de punta en blanco
to be top dogser el gallo del lugar, triunfar
the dog's bollocks (Brit) → la hostia
every dog has its daya cada cerdo le llega su San Martín
let sleeping dogs liemás vale no meneallo
2. (= male) (fox) → macho m
3. (term of abuse) → canalla m, bribón m
you dog!¡canalla! (hum) → ¡tunante!
4. (= unattractive girl) → callo m (malayo)
5. (= person) dirty dogtío m guarro, tipo m asqueroso
you lucky dog!¡qué suerte tienes!
he's a lucky doges un tío suertudo
there's life in the old dog yet(al abuelo) aún le queda cuerda para rato
6. the dogs (Brit) (= greyhounds) → las carreras de galgos GREYHOUND RACING
7. (Brit) (= telephone) → teléfono m
B. VT (= follow closely) → seguir (de cerca)
he dogs my footstepsme sigue los pasos
he was dogged by ill luckle perseguía la mala suerte
C. CPD dog basket Ncesto m del perro
dog biscuit Ngalleta f de perro
dog breeder Ncriador(a) m/f de perros
dog collar Ncollar m de perro (Rel) (hum) → gola f, alzacuello(s) m inv
dog days NPLcanícula f
dog fancier N (= connoisseur) → entendido/a m/f en perros; (= breeder) → criador(a) m/f de perros
dog food Ncomida f para perros
dog fox Nzorro m macho
dog guard N (Aut) → reja f separadora
dog handler N (Police) → adiestrador(a) m/f de perros
dog Latin Nlatín m macarrónico
dog licence Npermiso m para perros
dog paddle Nbraza f de perro (forma de nadar)
see also dog-paddle dog rose Nescaramujo m, rosal m silvestre
dog show Nexposición f canina
Dog Star NSirio m
dog tag N (US) (Mil) → placa f de identificación
dog track N (Sport) → canódromo m

dog

[ˈdɒg]
n
(male or female)chien(ne) m/f
Have you got a dog? → Est-ce que tu as un chien?
a dog's dinner, a dog's breakfast (British) (= mess) → le foutoir
to be a dog's dinner → être le foutoir
dog eat dog
It's dog eat dog in this profession → C'est une profession où la concurrence est féroce.
the dog-eat-dog world of film → l'univers impitoyable du cinéma
to let sleeping dogs lie → ne pas réveiller le chat qui dort
to go to the dogs (= go downhill) [nation] → aller à vau-l'eau
(= male dog) → mâle m
modif [hairs, bite, lead, lover, owner, walker, trainer, show] → de chien
vt
(= beset) [problem, bad luck, injury] → poursuivre, harceler
(= follow closely) → suivre de près
to dog sb's footsteps → ne pas lâcher qn d'une semelledog basket npanier m pour chiendog biscuit nbiscuit m pour chiendog breeder néleveur/euse m/f de chiensdog collar n
(= clerical collar) → faux col m d'ecclésiastique
(for dog)collier m de chiendog-eared [ˌdɒgˈɪərd] adj [paper, book] → corné(e)

dog

n
Hund m; the dogs (Brit Sport) → das Hunderennen
(fig) it’s a dog’s lifees ist ein Hundeleben; to go to the dogs (person, business, district, institution)vor die Hunde gehen (inf); give a dog a bad name (and hang him)wer einmal ins Gerede or in Verruf kommt(, dem hängt das sein Leben lang an); dog in the manger (Brit) → Spielverderber(in) m(f); dog-in-the-manger attitude (Brit) → missgünstige Einstellung; every dog has his dayjeder hat einmal Glück im Leben; it’s (a case of) dog eat doges ist ein Kampf aller gegen alle; dog-eat-dog societyEllenbogengesellschaft f; you can’t teach an old dog new tricksder Mensch ist ein Gewohnheitstier; let sleeping dogs lieschlafende Hunde soll man nicht wecken; to put on the dog (dated US inf) → auf fein machen (inf); dog’s dinner or breakfast (inf)Schlamassel m (inf); he made a complete dog’s breakfast of it (inf)er hat dabei totalen Mist gebaut (inf); to work like a dog (inf)wie ein Pferd arbeiten (inf)
(= male fox, wolf)Rüde m
(inf: = man) lucky dogGlückspilz m; dirty doggemeiner Hund; sly doggerissener Hund (inf); there’s life in the old dog yetnoch kann man ihn nicht zum alten Eisen werfen; Tom Jones, you old dog!Tom Jones, du alter Schwerenöter! ? top dog
(Tech, = clamp) → Klammer f
(US, inf, = failure) → Pleite f (inf)
(inf) (= unattractive woman)Schreckschraube f (inf); (= tart)Schlampe f (inf), → Flittchen nt (inf); (= unfaithful man)Schwein nt (inf)
vt
(= follow closely) to dog somebody or somebody’s footstepsjdm hart auf den Fersen sein/bleiben
(= harass)verfolgen; dogged by controversy/injuryvon Kontroversen/Verletzungen verfolgt

dog

:
dog basket
nHundekorb m
dog biscuit
nHundekuchen m
dog breeder
nHundezüchter(in) m(f)
dog breeding
nHundezucht f
dogcart
nDogcart m
dog-cheap
adj, adv (inf)spottbillig (inf)
dog collar
n (lit)Hundehalsband nt; (vicar’s) → Kollar nt
dog days
plHundstage pl
dog-eared
adjmit Eselsohren
dog-end
n (inf)Kippe f (inf)
dog fancier
nHundefreund(in) m(f); (= breeder, seller)Hundezüchter(in) m(f)
dogfight
n (Aviat) → Luftkampf m
dogfish
nHundshai m
dog food
nHundefutter nt
dog fox
nFuchsrüde m

dog

:
dog handler
nHundeführer(in) m(f)
doghouse
nHundehütte f; he’s in the dog (inf)er ist in Ungnade; (with wife) → bei ihm hängt der Haussegen schief
dog iron
nKaminbock m
dog Latin
nKüchenlatein nt
doglead
nHundeleine f
dogleg
nKnick m; (in road also) → scharfe Kurve; (in pipe also) → starke Krümmung
dog licence, (US) dog license
nHundemarke f; a dog costs …die Hundesteuer beträgt
doglike
adjhundeähnlich; dog devotionhündische Ergebenheit

dog

:
dog paddle
dog rose
nHundsrose f

dog

:
dog show
nHundeausstellung f
dogsled
Dog Star
nHundsstern m, → Sirius m
dog’s-tooth check, dog-tooth check
dog tag
n (US Mil inf) → Erkennungsmarke f, → Hundemarke f (inf)
dog-tired
adjhundemüde
dogtooth
n (Archit) → Hundszahn m
dog track
nHunderennbahn f
dogtrot
dogwatch
n (Naut) → Hundewache f
dogwood
nHartriegel m, → Hornstrauch m

dog

[dɒg]
1. n (male) → cane m; (female) → cagna; (male fox, wolf) → maschio
he's a lucky dog (fam) → è nato con la camicia
every dog has its day → ognuno ha il suo momento di gloria
he's a dog in the manger non lascia che gli altri si godano ciò che lui non può godersi
to go to the dogs (person) → lasciarsi andare, ridursi male (nation) → andare in malora
it's a dog's life! → che vita da cani!
he hasn't a dog's chance → non ha la benché minima probabilità (di successo)
2. vt (follow closely) → pedinare (fig) (subj, problems, injuries) → perseguitare
dogged by ill luck → perseguitato/a dalla scalogna
he dogs my footsteps → mi sta alle costole, mi sta alle calcagna
3. adj (breed, show) → canino/a; (fox, wolf) → maschio
dog biscuits → biscotti mpl per cani
dog food → cibo per cani

dog

(dog) noun
a domestic, meat-eating animal related to the wolf and fox.
adjective
(usually of members of the dog family) male. a dog-fox.
verbpast tense, past participle dogged
to follow closely as a dog does. She dogged his footsteps.
dogged (ˈdogid) adjective
keeping on at what one is doing in a determined and persistent manner. his dogged perseverance.
ˈdoggedly (-gid-) adverb
He went doggedly on with his work despite the interruptions.
ˈdoggedness (-gid-) noun
ˈdog-biscuit noun
a small hard biscuit fed to dogs.
ˈdog collar
1. a stiff round collar worn by a clergyman.
2. a collar around a dog's neck.
ˈdog-eared adjective
(of a book) having the pages turned down at the corner. dog-eared volumes; Several pages were dog-eared.
ˌdog-ˈtired adjective
very tired. I'm dog-tired this morning after sitting up all night in the train.
a dog's life
a wretched existence. He leads a dog's life.
go to the dogs
to be ruined, especially to ruin oneself.
in the doghouse
in disgrace. He forgot his wife's birthday, so he's in the doghouse.
not a dog's chance
no chance at all. He hasn't a dog's chance of getting a ticket.

dog

كَلْب pes hund Hund σκύλος perro koira chien pas cane hond hund pies cachorro, cão собака hund สุนัข köpek con chó

dog

n. perro-a;
___ bitemordida de ___.

dog

n perro; guide —, seeing eye — perro guía
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Three white-headed children peeped over the fence, and an objectionable dog barked at them from the other side of the river with all his might and main.
When she passed he made a noise like a small dog whimpering.
We remained there undisturbed during the Winter; and on the first day of May, 1770, my brother returned home to the settlement by himself, for a new recruit of horses and ammunition, leaving me by myself, without bread, salt or sugar, without company of my fellow creatures, or even a horse or dog.
The far-off barking of a dog, a lost shout, the indistinct murmur of some nearer watercourse--mere phantoms of sound--made the silence more irritating.
Might it not, in the tedious lapse of official life that lay before me, finally be with me as it was with this venerable friend -- to make the dinner-hour the nucleus of the day, and to spend the rest of it, as an old dog spends it, asleep in the sunshine or in the shade?
But what was still more annoying, Brom took all Opportunities of turning him into ridicule in presence of his mistress, and had a scoundrel dog whom he taught to whine in the most ludicrous manner, and introduced as a rival of Ichabod's, to instruct her in psalmody.
They had a delightful endless appetite for passages in my own history, to which I had again and again treated them; they were in possession of everything that had ever happened to me, had had, with every circumstance the story of my smallest adventures and of those of my brothers and sisters and of the cat and the dog at home, as well as many particulars of the eccentric nature of my father, of the furniture and arrangement of our house, and of the conversation of the old women of our village.
I succeeded in extracting a grunt; and presently, he drew back his arm, shook himself all over like a Newfoundland dog just from the water, and sat up in bed, stiff as a pike-staff, looking at me, and rubbing his eyes as if he did not altogether remember how I came to be there, though a dim consciousness of knowing something about me seemed slowly dawning over him.
Just then a dog that was lying by the fire got up and began to sniff the air.
If you go into the first room, you will see a great chest in the middle of the floor with a dog sitting upon it; he has eyes as large as saucers, but you needn't trouble about him.
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Sylvie was just going to explain, very politely, that really they couldn't perform that ceremony, because their wigs wouldn't come off, when the door of the Royal Kennel opened, and an enormous Newfoundland Dog put his head out.