- a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, nonretractable claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice.；a wild animal of the dog family.
- follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently；(of a problem) cause continual trouble for
verb: dog, 3rd person present: dogs, gerund or present participle: dogging, past tense: dogged, past participle: dogged
noun: dog, plural noun: dogs
- 1. a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, nonretractable claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice. 同義詞
- ▪ 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
- 2. derogatory an unpleasant, contemptible, or wicked man come out, Michael, you dog!
- ▪ informal used to refer to a person of a specified kind in a tone of playful reprimand, commiseration, or congratulation your historian is a dull dog
- ▪ used in various phrases to refer to someone who is abject or miserable, especially because they have been treated harshly I make him work like a dog Rob was treated like a dog
- ▪ offensive a woman regarded as unattractive.
- ▪ derogatory a thing of poor quality; a failure a dog of a movie
- 3. a mechanical device for gripping.
- 4. North American informal feet if only I could sit down and rest my tired dogs
- 5. short for firedog
- 1. follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently photographers seemed to dog her every step
- ▪ (of a problem) cause continual trouble for their finance committee has been dogged by controversy
- 2. North American informal act lazily; fail to try one's hardest Eric had a reputation for dogging it a little
- 3. grip (something) with a mechanical device she has dogged the door shut