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bird-dogalso bird·dog (bûrd′dôg′, -dŏg′)
v. bird-dogged, bird-dog·ging, bird-dogs also bird·dogged or bird·dog·ging or bird·dogs Informal
To follow a subject of interest, such as a person or trend, with persistent attention.
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.
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a dog trained to hunt or retrieve birds.
v. -dogged, -dog•ging. v.t.
1. to follow closely.v.i.
2. Slang. to steal another person's date.
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Past participle: bird-dogged
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