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give tongue

To bark or cry out, as of a dog in pursuit. Once the dog gave tongue, we knew we had found the evidence we'd been looking for.
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The bisexual, anti-blood sports comedy Giving Tongue (BBC-2) was more a case of the unwatchable being forced on the uncomfortable.
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He also denied Giving Tongue and another drama Crossing the Floor - which features the work of Labour spin doctors - was an attempt to "smear" New Labour.