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Denizione di  dog - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua dog



dog (third-person singular simple present dogs, present participle dogging, simple past and past participle dogged)

  1. (transitive) To pursue with the intent to catch.
  2. (transitive) To follow in an annoying way, to constantly be affected by.
    The woman cursed him so that trouble would dog his every step.
  3. (transitive, nautical) To fasten a hatch securely.
    It is very important to dog down these hatches...
  4. (transitive, emerging usage in UK) To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place, on the pretence of walking the dog; see also dogging.
    I admit that I like to dog at my local country park.
  5. (intransitive, transitive) To intentionally restrict ones productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.
    A surprise inspection of the night shift found that some workers were dogging it.
  6. (intransitive, with up) To position oneself on all fours, after the manner of a dog - probably related to doggy style.
    Id ask why youre dogged up in the middle of the room, but I probably dont want to know...

dog (plural dogs)

  1. An animal, member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated for thousands of years; occurs in many breeds. Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris.
    The dog barked all night long.
  2. A male dog, wolf or fox, as opposed to a bitch (a female dog, wolf or fox).
  3. (derogatory) A dull, unattractive girl or woman.
    She’s a real dog.
  4. (slang) A man.
    You lucky dog!
  5. (slang) A coward
    Come back and fight you dogs!
  6. (derogatory) Someone who is morally reprehensible.
    You dirty dog.
    • 1599 — Robert Greene, Alphonsus, King of Aragon (1599). Act 3.
      Blasphemous dog, I wonder that the earth
      Doth cease from renting vnderneath thy feete,
      To swallow vp those cankred corpes of thine.
  7. Any of various mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening something, particularly with a tooth-like projection.
  8. ""A click or pallet adapted to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel, to restrain the back action; a click or pawl."" (See also: ratchet, windlass)
    1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, Robert Hunter and Charles Morris, eds., v2 p1700.
  9. A metal support for logs in a fireplace.
    The dogs were too hot to touch.
    • 1902, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
      In the great old-fashioned fireplace behind the high iron dogs a log-fire crackled and snapped.
  10. A hot dog.
  11. (poker slang) Underdog
  12. (slang, almost always in the plural) feet.
    ""My dogs are barking!"" meaning ""My feet hurt!""


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Definizione italiano>inglese dog

  morally reprehensible person, '''See also scoundrel'''
  male dog
  Mammifero a quattro zampe della famiglia dei canidi, parente del lupo ma animale domestico, da caccia o da guardia. (Canis familiaris)
  A common four-legged animal, especially kept by people as a pet or to hunt or guard things.
canis lupus familiaris

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Traduzione 'veloce'

cane |cagna |canis lupus familiaris |cà |pedinare |

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