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Oxford dictionary definition of the word dog:
1a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractile claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice.
Canis familiaris, family Canidae (the dog family); probably domesticated from the wolf in the Mesolithic period. The dog family also includes the wolves, coyotes, jackals, and foxes
a wild animal of the dog family.
the male of an animal of the dog family, or of some other mammals such as the otter:
a dog fox
(the dogs) British informal greyhound racing:
a night at the dogs
2 informal an unpleasant, contemptible, or wicked man:
he was interrupted by cries of ‘dirty dog!’
come out, Michael, you dog!
[with adjective] dated used to refer to a person of a specified kind in a tone of playful reproof, commiseration, or congratulation:
your historian is a dull dog
you lucky dog!
used to refer to someone who is abject or miserable, especially because they have been treated harshly:
I make him work like a dog
Rab was treated like a dog
informal, offensive an unattractive woman.
Australian/NZ informal an informer or traitor:
one day she’s going to turn dog on you
informal, chiefly North American a thing of poor quality:
a dog of a film
informal a horse that is slow or difficult to handle.
3used in names of dogfishes, e.g. sandy dog, spur-dog.
4a mechanical device for gripping.
5 (dogs) North American informal feet.
6 (dogs) Horse Racing, US barriers used to keep horses off a particular part of the track.
verb (dogs, dogging, dogged)
1follow (someone) closely and persistently:
photographers seemed to dog her every step
(of a problem) cause continual trouble for:
the twenty-nine-year-old has constantly been dogged by controversy
2 (dog it) informal, chiefly North American act lazily; fail to try one’s hardest:
Eric had a reputation for dogging it a little
3grip (something) with a mechanical device:
[with object and complement]:
she has dogged the door shut