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noun [countable] dog pronunciation in British English /dɒɡ/
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  1. 1
    an animal kept as a pet, for guarding buildings, or for hunting. A young dog is called a puppy

    Have you fed the dog?

    Out on the street, a dog began to bark.

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    1. a.
      a male dog or a male animal that belongs to the same group of animals as dogs, such as a male wolf or fox

      a dog fox

  2. 2
    offensive someone who is not attractive, especially a woman
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  3. 4
    mainly American informal something that is of bad quality or very unsuccessful

    I invested in an Internet start-up but it turned out to be a real dog.


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