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verb [transitive] dog pronunciation in American English /dɔɡ/
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present tense
present participledogging
past tensedogged
past participledogged
  1. 1
    [often passive] to cause trouble for someone over a long period of time

    He has been dogged by persistent back problems.

    These rumors had dogged the president for years.

  2. 2
    to follow someone closely in a way that annoys them
  3. 3



    dog on

    American very informal to criticize someone in a continuous and annoying way


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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