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Definition of dog verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dog

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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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 ill health all his life. Her career was dogged by misfortune.
  2. 2dog somebody/something to follow somebody closely She had the impression that someone was dogging her steps.
  3. Word OriginOld English docga, of unknown origin.
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