1. verb To judge or criticize someone for something. Why are you dogging me about this? It's really not a big deal.
2. verb To follow or pursue someone. You've been dogging me since I left the gas station—what's your deal, man?
3. verb To persistently trouble someone. I really think she should see a therapist if memories of the accident keep dogging her like that.
4. noun Something of poor quality. That movie was a real dog—I left before it was over.
5. noun An unattractive or unappealing female. I'm not asking that girl out—she's a real dog!
6. noun, slang The phone. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "dog" is short for "dog and bone," which rhymes with "phone." Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Is that the dog? Can someone answer it? My sister has been blabbing on the dog for hours every night ever since she got a boyfriend. It's so annoying.
slang A friend. Hey, dogg! How've you been?
slang My very close, trusted friend. Typically used by a male referring to another male. John, you're my dog—would I lie to you? He's been my dog since we were little kids.
See also: dog
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1. n. a foot. (Usually plural.) I gotta get home and soak my dogs.
2. n. an ugly girl. (Rude and derogatory.) I’m no dog, but I could wish for some changes.
3. n. something undesirable or worthless; merchandise that no one wants to buy. Put the dogs out on the sale table so people will see them.
4. n. dog dung. (see also dog-doo.) There’s some dog on the lawn.
5. tv. to follow someone. The cop dogged Lefty for a week.
6. tv. to stay with one and haunt one. Will this memory dog me all the days of my life?
7. tv. to eat something; to eat something as a dog eats. He dogged his hamburger and ran out the door to catch the bus.
8. tv. to criticize someone or something. Stop dogging me about every little thing!
9. and dawg and dogg. n. buddy; friend. (Originally black. Also a term of address. The spelling variations do not affect pronunciation.) Hey, dog! Tsup? Word, dog.
my dogand my dawg and my dogg
n. my friend; my “pet” and companion. Jane’s my dawg. We cruise together.
See also: dog
See my dog
See also: dogg
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- be left in charge (of someone or something)
- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- be put in charge (of someone or something)
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- be like ships that pass in the night
- be ships that pass in the night
- be like ships passing in the night
- a dog in the manger