- a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractable claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice.；a wild animal of the dog family.
- follow (someone) 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, non-retractable 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
- ▪ British informal greyhound racing a night at the dogs
- 2. derogatory an unpleasant, contemptible, or wicked man he was interrupted by cries of ‘dirty dog!’ come out, Michael, you dog!
- ▪ 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
- ▪ offensive an unattractive woman.
- ▪ Australian, New Zealand derogatory an informer or traitor one day she's going to turn dog on you
- ▪ derogatory a thing of poor quality a dog of a film
- ▪ derogatory a horse that is slow or difficult to handle.
- 3. used in names of dogfishes, e.g. sandy dog, spur-dog.
- 4. a mechanical device for gripping.
- 5. North American informal feet.
- 6. US barriers used to keep horses off a particular part of the track.
- 1. follow (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. 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
- dog and bone
- dog eat dog
- a dog's age
- dogs bark, but the caravans move on
- the dog's bollocks
- a dog's breakfast
- a dog's life
- the dogs of war
- dressed up like a dog's dinner
- every dog has its day
- give a dog a bad name and hang him
- go to the dogs
- have a dog in the fight
- like a dog with two tails
- not a dog's chance
- put on the dog
- throw someone to the dogs
- you can't teach an old dog new tricks
- why keep a dog and bark yourself?