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    dog - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dog

    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Example Sentence
    • the dog barked all night
    Definition
    (noun) a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    Synonyms : frump
    Example Sentence
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog
    Definition
    (noun) informal term for a man
    Example Sentence
    • you lucky dog
    Definition
    (noun) someone who is morally reprehensible
    Synonyms : blackguard , bounder , cad , heel , hound
    Example Sentence
    • you dirty dog
    Definition
    (noun) a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll Definition
    (noun) a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
    Synonyms : click , detent , pawl
    Definition
    (noun) metal supports for logs in a fireplace
    Synonyms : andiron , dog-iron , firedog
    Example Sentence
    • the andirons were too hot to touch
    Definition
    (verb) go after with the intent to catch
    Synonyms : chase , chase after , give chase , go after , tag , tail , track , trail
    Example Sentence
    • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
    • the dog chased the rabbit
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