watchdog

[ UK /wˈɒt‍ʃdɒɡ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɑtʃˌdɔɡ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
    she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses
  2. a dog trained to guard property
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How To Use watchdog In A Sentence

  • The watchdog plans to issue formal regulatory guidance setting out how companies should handle endowment complaints and assess where compensation is due.
  • Broadcast watchdogs have censured him for swearing on his former BBC Radio 1 afternoon show.
  • A watchdog has ruled that clamping cannot be allowed in areas where there is no obvious warning notice.
  • But consumer watchdogs blasted the increases. The Sun
  • The government has been under pressure to increase competition in banking after a highly criticised review from the competition watchdog. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Prime Minister's revelation of a possible Government ban on public smoking has been welcomed by Swindon health watchdogs.
  • The Watchdog says the word "ash borer" reminds him of his flea problem. KansasCity.com: Front Page
  • Indeed, by reporting such matters the press fulfils its important watchdog role, ensuring the public has the information it has a constitutional right to receive. Times, Sunday Times
  • Buying second-class stamps could save you money this Christmas without delaying your cards to loved ones, according to the post watchdog.
  • The products are often rejected by watchdogs because of their potential for harming the environment. Times, Sunday Times
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