house-train


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house·train

also house-train (hous′trān′)
tr.v. house·trained, house·train·ing, house·trains also house-trained or house-train·ing or house-trains
To housebreak.

house′trained′ adj.
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house-train

vb
(Veterinary Science) (tr) Brit to train (pets) to urinate and defecate outside the house or in a special place, such as a litter tray
ˈhouse-ˌtrained adj
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house′-train`



v.t. Brit.
to housebreak.
[1920–25]
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house-train


Past participle: house-trained
Gerund: house-training

Imperative
house-train
house-train
Present
I house-train
you house-train
he/she/it house-trains
we house-train
you house-train
they house-train
Preterite
I house-trained
you house-trained
he/she/it house-trained
we house-trained
you house-trained
they house-trained
Present Continuous
I am house-training
you are house-training
he/she/it is house-training
we are house-training
you are house-training
they are house-training
Present Perfect
I have house-trained
you have house-trained
he/she/it has house-trained
we have house-trained
you have house-trained
they have house-trained
Past Continuous
I was house-training
you were house-training
he/she/it was house-training
we were house-training
you were house-training
they were house-training
Past Perfect
I had house-trained
you had house-trained
he/she/it had house-trained
we had house-trained
you had house-trained
they had house-trained
Future
I will house-train
you will house-train
he/she/it will house-train
we will house-train
you will house-train
they will house-train
Future Perfect
I will have house-trained
you will have house-trained
he/she/it will have house-trained
we will have house-trained
you will have house-trained
they will have house-trained
Future Continuous
I will be house-training
you will be house-training
he/she/it will be house-training
we will be house-training
you will be house-training
they will be house-training
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been house-training
you have been house-training
he/she/it has been house-training
we have been house-training
you have been house-training
they have been house-training
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been house-training
you will have been house-training
he/she/it will have been house-training
we will have been house-training
you will have been house-training
they will have been house-training
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been house-training
you had been house-training
he/she/it had been house-training
we had been house-training
you had been house-training
they had been house-training
Conditional
I would house-train
you would house-train
he/she/it would house-train
we would house-train
you would house-train
they would house-train
Past Conditional
I would have house-trained
you would have house-trained
he/she/it would have house-trained
we would have house-trained
you would have house-trained
they would have house-trained
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.house-train - train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
train, educate, prepare, develop - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

house-train

[ˈhaʊstreɪn] VT (Brit) → educar, enseñar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

house-train

[ˈhaʊsˌtreɪn] vt (Brit) (pet animal) → addestrare a non sporcare in casa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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He's got so fed up with cleaning the mess that he's decided to splash out on hiring a specialist trainer to house-train Daisy.
Why does my house-trained 13-month-old Cocker Spaniel keep peeing everywhere?
She is not fully house-trained if left for long periods but she is well behaved in the house.
Norm is about 5 years old, perfectly house-trained, and a wonderful companion for adults or teenagers.
He has lived in a home previously, is house-trained and can be left for periods during the day.
Just ask Smokey, Suzy and Eddy, the house-trained pets of Jack and Thelma Turner.
Another perk to adopting Woodley was that she's "house-trained," just like his cocker spaniel Einstein.
After a comprehensive training course, they are protective, alert and even house-trained - they ring a bell on the door to indicate when they have the trots.