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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.
    dog food/biscuits
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  2. 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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