- 1dog somebody/something (of a problem or bad luck) to cause you trouble for a long time He had been dogged by ill health all his life. Her career was dogged by misfortune.
- 2dog somebody/something to follow somebody closely She had the impression that someone was dogging her steps. Word Origin Old English docga, of unknown origin.
BrE BrE//dɒɡ//; NAmE NAmE//dɔːɡ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dog
BrE BrE//dɒɡ//; NAmE NAmE//dɔːɡ//he / she / it dogs
BrE BrE//dɒɡz//; NAmE NAmE//dɔːɡz//past simple dogged
BrE BrE//dɒɡd//; NAmE NAmE//dɔːɡd//past participle dogged
BrE BrE//dɒɡd//; NAmE NAmE//dɔːɡd//-ing form dogging
BrE BrE//ˈdɒɡɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːɡɪŋ//