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dog

noun [C] uk   /dɒɡ/  us   /dɑːɡ/

dog noun [C] (ANIMAL)

A1 a common animal with four legs, especially kept by people as a pet or to hunt or guard things: my pet dog wild dogs dog food We could hear dogs barking in the distance.
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dog noun [C] (PERSON)

slang a man who is unpleasant or not to be trusted: He tried to steal my money, the dirty dog. offensive a woman who is not attractive

dog

verb [T] uk   /dɒɡ/  us   /dɑːɡ/ (-gg-)

dog verb [T] (FOLLOW)

to follow someone closely and continuously: Reporters dogged him for answers.
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dog verb [T] (PROBLEM)

to cause difficulties: Technical problems dogged our trip from the outset.
Translations of “dog”
in Arabic كَلْب…
in Korean 개…
in Malaysian anjing…
in French chien…
in Turkish köpek…
in Italian cane…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, (尤指當作寵物或用來打獵、看護東西的)狗,犬…
in Russian собака…
in Polish pies…
in Vietnamese con chó…
in Spanish perro…
in Portuguese cachorro…
in Thai สุนัข…
in German der Hund…
in Catalan gos…
in Japanese イヌ…
in Indonesian anjing…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, (尤指当作宠物或用来打猎、看护东西的)狗,犬…
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