[ US /ˈdɔɡ/ ]
[ UK /dˈɒɡ/ ]
  1. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  2. a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    she got a reputation as a frump
    she's a real dog
  3. someone who is morally reprehensible
    you dirty dog
  4. metal supports for logs in a fireplace
    the andirons were too hot to touch
  5. a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    the dog barked all night
  6. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
  7. informal term for a man
    you lucky dog
  1. go after with the intent to catch
    the dog chased the rabbit
    The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
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How To Use dog In A Sentence

  • It got so bad that 12 patrolmen and two police dogs were kept on duty outside the home for several days.
  • Rows of brick garden apartments all backed onto a massive common garden: a shared backyard for children to play, dogs to gambol, and families to eat picnics together. Day of Honey
  • I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
  • The lady was kissing a little lap dog.
  • Mr Boardman said: ‘I was out walking with my wife and dog when we happened across a little cove and we found the creature in the flotsam that had been washed up.’
  • Though you do need a little room at least a 20-by-20-foot pen and some solid fencing, goats are easy keepers and the most doglike pets I know of. Vet's view: Best/worst pets for allergic kids
  • The little divil that stole the dog-team an 'wint over the Pass in the dead o' winter for to see where the world come to an ind on the ither side, just because old Matt McCarthy was afther tellin 'her fairy stories? CHAPTER I
  • Get a dog and - doggone it - there goes the garden.
  • His right hand held a leash attached to a small white Havanese dog.
  • What of it if Winter has another snow-storm or two up his sleeve?I take my staff and fare forth to greet Spring with three dogs at my heels.
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