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English definition of “watchdog”

watchdog

noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)    /ˈwɒtʃ.dɒɡ/ US  /ˈwɑːtʃ.dɑːɡ/
a person or organization responsible for making certain that companies obey particular standards and do not act illegally : The Countryside Commission was set up as the government's official watchdog on conservation .Societies, clubs and organizations
(Definition of watchdog noun (ORGANIZATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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