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walk the dog

To exercise a pet dog by having it walk outdoors. The owner typically guides the dog by holding onto a leash attached to the dog's collar. I don't have time to walk the dog tonight, so can you please do it? I bumped into your sister while I was out walking the dog.
See also: dog, walk
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On Tuesday, I got up, took the kids to school, did the shopping, came home, walked the dog, cleaned the house, wrote a 2000-word outline for the novel I'm about to start writing, had a conference call with my publisher to map out the sales strategy for the novel I've just finished and replied to 58 work emails.
I paid the bills, organised cards and presents for four family birthdays, walked the dog again, and, when the kids came in from school, had a chat to them about how their day went before making dinner.
Area resident Jimmie Ortiz said the pit bulls also attacked his cocker spaniel, Bandit, as he walked the dog in June.