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Meaning of “hog” in the English Dictionary

"hog" in British English

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hognoun [C]

uk   /hɒɡ/  us   /hɑːɡ/
  • hog noun [C] (ANIMAL)

US a ​pig, ​especially one that is ​allowed to ​growlarge so that it can be ​eaten UK a ​malepig with ​itssexualorgansremoved, ​kept for ​itsmeat
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  • hog noun [C] (PERSON)

informal disapproving someone who ​takes much more than a ​fairshare of something, ​especially by ​eating too much: You've ​eaten it all? You hog!

hogverb [T]

uk   /hɒɡ/  us   /hɑːɡ/ (-gg-) informal
(Definition of hog from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hognoun [C]

 us   /hɑɡ, hɔɡ/
  • hog noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​pig, esp. one ​allowed to ​growlarge so that it can be used as ​food
  • hog noun [C] (PERSON)

infml disapproving a ​person who ​takes more than ​necessary of something, esp. ​food: Don’t be a hog – take only as much as you can ​eat.

hogverb [T]

 us   /hɑɡ, hɔɡ/ (-gg-) infml disapproving
  • hog verb [T] (TAKE TOO MUCH)

to take or use more than ​necessary of something: He’s always hogging the ​newspaper (= using it so that no one ​else can ​read it).
(Definition of hog from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hog”
in Spanish cerdo, puerco, marrano…
in Vietnamese lợn đực thiến…
in Malaysian babi…
in Thai หมูตอน…
in French porc…
in German das Schwein…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, (尤指供食用的)猪, (供食用的)阉猪…
in Turkish büyük besi domuzu…
in Russian свинья, боров…
in Indonesian babi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, (尤指供食用的)豬, (供食用的)閹豬…
in Polish wieprz…
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