dog

dog
dog1 W1S1 [dɔg US do:g] n
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1¦(animal)¦
2¦(male animal)¦
3¦(woman)¦
4 dog eat dog
5 be going to the dogs
6¦(dishonest)¦
7 a dog's life
8 make a dog's breakfast of something
9 a dog's dinner
10 not have a dog's chance
11 every dog has its/his day
12 like a dog with two tails
13¦(feet)¦
14¦(poor quality)¦
15 dog and pony show
16 be the dog's bollocks
17 the dogs
18 put on the dog
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[: Old English; Origin: docga]
1.) ¦(ANIMAL)¦
a common animal with four legs, fur, and a tail. Dogs are kept as pets or trained to guard places, find drugs etc
→↑puppy
I could hear a dog barking .
a pack of stray dogs
What breed of dog is she?
2.) ¦(MALE ANIMAL)¦
a male dog, ↑fox, or ↑wolf
→↑bitch
3.) ¦(WOMAN)¦
informal not polite an offensive word meaning an unattractive woman
4.) dog eat dog
when people compete against each other and will do anything to get what they want
It's a dog eat dog world out there.
5.) be going to the dogs informal
if a country or organization is going to the dogs, it is getting worse and will be difficult to improve
6.) ¦(DISHONEST)¦
informal not polite an offensive word for an unpleasant or dishonest man
You dirty dog !
7.) a dog's life
spoken a life that is difficult and unpleasant, with very little pleasure
His wife's a nag who leads him a dog's life (=makes his life unpleasant) .
8.) make a dog's breakfast of sth
BrE informal to do something very badly
The orchestra made a complete dog's breakfast of the fourth movement.
9.) a dog's dinner
BrE informal something that is meant to be impressive or fashionable but that other people think is not
She was dressed up like a dog's dinner .
10.) not have a dog's chance
BrE informal to have no chance of being successful
11.) every dog has its/his day
used to say that even the most unimportant person has a time in their life when they are successful and important
12.) like a dog with two tails
BrE informal very pleased and happy because something good has happened
13.) ¦(FEET)¦
dogs [plural] AmE informal feet
Boy, my dogs really hurt.
14.) ¦(POOR QUALITY)¦
AmE informal something that is of very poor quality
15.) dog and pony show
AmE an event that has only been organized so that people can admire it and think that it is impressive, not for any real purpose
16.) be the dog's bollocks
BrE informal a very rude expression used to say that something is very good
17.) the dogs
BrE informal a sports event consisting of a series of races for dogs
18.) put on the dog
AmE old-fashioned to pretend to be richer, more clever etc than you really are
the hair of the dog athair, ↑shaggy dog story,as sick as a dog atsick1 (1), let sleeping dogs lie atsleep1 (6), the tail wagging the dog attail1 (11), ↑top dog,treat someone like a dog attreat1 (1)
dog 2
dog2 past tense and past participle dogged present participle dogging
v [T]
1.) if a problem or bad luck dogs you, it causes trouble for a long time
He has been dogged by injury all season.
2.) to follow close behind someone

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