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 grow large so that it can be eaten

UK a male pig with its sexual organs removed, kept for its meat

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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 grow large 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)