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Definition of dog verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//dɑɡ//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dog
    he / she / it dogs
    past simple dogged
    -ing form dogging
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  1. 1dog somebody/something (of a problem or bad luck) to cause you trouble for a long time He had been dogged by bad health all his life. Her career was dogged by misfortune.
  2. 2dog somebody/something to follow someone closely She had the impression that someone was dogging her steps.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dog