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verb [transitive] dog pronunciation in British English /dɒɡ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydog
he/she/itdogs
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.

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

    Photographers dogged the princess all her adult life.

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