/ (dɒɡz) /

pl n
  1. the dogs British informal greyhound racing

  2. slang the feet

  1. marketing informal goods with a low market share, which are unlikely to yield substantial profits

  2. go to the dogs informal to go to ruin physically or morally

  3. let sleeping dogs lie to leave things undisturbed

  4. throw someone to the dogs to abandon someone to criticism or attack

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British Dictionary definitions for Dogs (2 of 2)


/ (dɒɡz) /

  1. Isle of Dogs a district in the East End of London, bounded on three sides by the River Thames, and a focus of major office development (Canary Wharf) in recent years

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How to use dogs in a sentence

  • The farewell and the mourning are finished by the slaughter of dogs, that the dying man may have forerunners in the other world.

  • One little girl attempted to smell at the trees in a drawing and pretended to feed some pictorial dogs.

    Children's Ways | James Sully
  • Just a little before daybreak they were all wakened by the bellowing of the oxen and the barking of dogs.

    Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Akhab Khan prevented those Shia dogs from shooting you and Mayne-sahib,” went on the low murmur.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • As I came near the house, the dogs began to bark, just as I discovered my horse tied to a tree.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson