[ burd-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈbɜrdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
verb (used with object), bird-dogged, bird-dog·ging. Informal.
to follow, watch carefully, or investigate.
to seek out.
verb (used without object), bird-dogged, bird-dog·ging.
Informal. to follow or watch carefully.
Slang. to steal or attempt to steal another person's date.
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The Origin Of Dog DaysIt’s hot again, up in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s that time of year when the sun shines its most unforgiving beams, baking the ground and, indeed, us. It’s the portion of summer known as the hottest time of the year. Or, more delightfully, the dog days. Contrary to common conjecture, the dog days do not take their peculiar name from weather that “isn’t fit for …
- bird's-nest soup,
- bird-breeder's lung,
- bird-catcher tree,
- bird-footed dinosaur,
- bird-of-paradise flower,
- bird-voiced tree frog
Origin of bird-dog
v. use of bird dog
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